Central Lakes College’s next Cultural Thursday event will focus on Ethiopian culture. The free online webinar will be held at noon Thursday, April 8.

Participants must pre-register for access at https://tinyurl.com/6m24amzv.

Guest speaker Haile Tegegne spent his early childhood in northeastern Africa. He will share elements of Ethiopia's popular culture, including language, religion, food, sports, dance, music and more. There will be an opportunity for people to ask questions.

Tegegne was born in Ethiopia and then lived in Kenya for five years. He speaks both Amharic and Swahili fluently. Tegegne has a Bachelor's Degree in communication studies with a minor in political science. He recently received his Master's Degree in public administration and nonprofit management from Hamline University.

"My acceptance of learning new cultures allowed me to further my education and connect with various groups of people in the work setting,” he said in a news release.

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Tegegne is currently working as an administrative intern in urban development in southern Minnesota.

For more information about this event or the Cultural Thursdays series, contact event coordinator Tracey Kloeckl-Jiménez at 218-855-8183.