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We are happy to announce the election of new directors to our board of directors: Aimee Burnett of Lockheed Martin, Jenna Hunt Frazier of Raytheon, David Jacobs, Susanne Shalley of Grant Thornton LLP, Andrea Strickland of KPMG, Rick Welday of AT&T, and Kristi Sherrill Hoyl of Baylor Scott & White Health. Three directors will serve second terms on the board: Brendan McGuire, Allison Payne, and Gary Wolens. Officers elected include Brendan McGuire (chair), Peter Loh (vice chair), Larry Pascal (vice chair), Chris Hughes (treasurer), and Joanna Ridgway (secretary). We are grateful for their commitment to public diplomacy. 

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Yanga Rediscovered: The First Liberator of the Americas

Thursday, February 2, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Yanga Rediscovered

Gaspar Yanga, known simply as Yanga, was a seventeenth century revolutionary who established a self-governing colony of freed Africans – called “maroons” - near Veracruz, Mexico in 1609. Also known as El Primer Liberator de América (the First Liberator of America), he was captured and sold into slavery in Mexico, where he escaped and negotiated a set of 11 demands from the king of Spain. For Black History month, Meridian Young Professionals is proud to partner with the Latino Arts Project to bring a unique experience to you at the Owen Arts Center where we’ll visit the exhibit Yanga Rediscovered: The First Liberator of the Americas. This unique interactive experience uses animated videos, folk art, sculptures, murals, stained glass, and newly discovered historic documents to tell Yanga’s story along with an exploration of the African slave trade and the AfroMexican experience.

Location: Owen Arts Center
6101 Bishop Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205
Fees: Complimentary
Calendar: Meridian Events
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