Unexpected Warriors: African American Diplomatic and Military Contributions on the World Stage

Tue, Feb 12
  • Presented By: Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy
  • at: Jewett Center for the Performing Arts and Emma Ecc...
  • 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
The history of African American contributions to America’s foreign policy and freedom have been unexpected, non-traditional, and often overlooked. Learn about some of the diplomacy and combat pioneers who fully embraced what it means to be an American and gladly fought for our stated values and ideals. Learn of their perseverance and sacrifice through the eyes of one amongst them - a diplomat with three siblings who served in the U.S. military. Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will explore the continuum from the first black consuls appointed after the Civil War to the first African American female ambassador to Ambercrombie-Winstanley’s personal experience of leading a diplomatic mission and surviving a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia.Click here for Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley's personal bioFAQsDoes this lecture cost money? The World Affairs Lecture Series is free and open to the public. However, registration is required.Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?While all ages are welcome to attend, due to the content of the lecture, we recommend ages 12+.What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?Free parking is available on Westminster College campus after 5:00 p.m.  A parking permit is not required.  Click here to view the campus map. (This lecture is held in building #18. For optimal parking, we suggest parking lot B.)Will refreshments be available before the lecture?UCCD invites the public to attend a small meet and greet reception with the guest lecturer at 6:00 pm; The lecture begins at 7:00 pm.  We serve tiny savory and sweet bites, as well as water and other libations. However, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Food and beverages are not allowed in the lecture halls.How can I contact the organizer with any questions?For all other additional questions, please contact Deeanna Price at dprice@utahdiplomacy.org | 801.832.3276 | utahdiplomacy.org

Event Info

  • Presented By: Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy
  • Dates: February 12, 2019
  • Location: Jewett Center for the Performing Arts and Emma Ecc...
  • Address: 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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