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Global Social with 2020 International Woman of Courage
March 12 @ 6:00 pm CDT/ Free
For members and their guests only.
Global Minnesota is proud to host Susanna Liew from Malaysia, a recipient of the 2020 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.
Established in 2007, the annual U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk. This is the only U.S. Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide.
Join us at KNOCK, Inc. in Minneapolis for the opportunity to meet Susanna and learn about the change she is implementing across the globe.
The evening includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Parking lots are available on Glenwood Ave. (in front of KNOCK, Inc.) and around the corner on Girard Ave. N.
Following the February 2017 abduction of her husband, Christian pastor Raymond Koh, allegedly by state agents, Susanna Liew has fought on behalf of members of religious minorities who disappeared in Malaysia under similar circumstances or who faced persecution for their beliefs. Susanna actively pursued justice for her husband and others during the Malaysian Human Rights Commission’s (SUHAKAM) 2018-19 public inquiry into enforced disappearances and continues to push the government to investigate these cases and prosecute those responsible. Despite police harassment and death threats, she continues to advocate for her husband and others, not because of her faith or theirs, but because of their rights as Malaysians. Susanna and Raymond founded Hope Community in 2004, a nonprofit organization that works with the poor, needy, and marginalized. She previously served as a school principal and educator.
Presented in partnership with KNOCK, Inc.