Bahai News - Baha'i to honor pair from Milwaukee

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From the Journal Sentinel

February 15, 1997

Baha'i to honor pair from Milwaukee

iTwo Milwaukee men will be honored at 7:30 Saturday at the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, Ill., as recipients of the 1997 David Kellum Award, celebrating the achievements of the late Baha'i city editor of the Chicago Daily Defender.

David K. Braden, producer of the Po' Davy young people's television show, and Olusegun Sijuwade, a public health educator for the Milwaukee Health Department, share the award this year.

Braden's weekly show -- which airs at 5 p.m. Fridays on MATA, Milwaukee cable channels 14/47 -- features the talents of young Milwaukee rappers in a program designed to encourage inner-city youngsters to stay in school, stay away from drugs and develop their talents.

Sijuwade is being honored for organizing "safe nights," which train young people in preventing violence, at the Milwaukee Baha'i Center, 2526 W. Vliet St.

To reserve a free bus ride to the Wilmette ceremony, call 351-2762. The bus will leave from the Milwaukee Baha'i Center at 5 p.m. today.

College's Male Chorus to give free concert

The Male Chorus of Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minn., will give a free concert of sacred music at 6 p.m. Sunday at Waukesha Bible Church, S53-W24079 Glendale Road, Waukesha.

Zen Center plans meditation sessions

On Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., the Original Root Zen Center, 600 21st St., Racine, will hold two half-day kidos, intensive meditation retreats that use Zen-style chanting to clear the mind. Each participant is invited to bring a percussion instrument. Those who wish to attend both sessions should bring a sack lunch.

Blacks through ages to be topic of talk

The Rev. Velma Smith, pastor of St. James United Methodist Church, will talk about "Blacks -- Past, Present and Future" at a meeting of the Milwaukee Unit of Church Women United at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2207 N. 2nd St., at 10 a.m. Feb. 26.

Mueller gets job at Missionary Movement

Donald J. Mueller, former director of world mission for the Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese, has been named national executive director for the Volunteer Missionary Movement, an international, ecumenical missionary organization of lay people.

Wittenberg Choir to perform concert

The Wittenberg University Choir from Springfield, Ohio, will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Mass in G Minor" as part of a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. March 3 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1615 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa.

©Copyright 1997, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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