CLC’s Cultural Thursday event to feature Haile Tegegne

CLC’s Cultural Thursday event to feature Haile Tegegne

April 2, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (4/2/21)

(Brainerd, MN) — The next Cultural Thursday event hosted by Central Lakes College will give a focus on Ethiopian culture. This free, online webinar will be noon on Thursday, April 8th.

Guest speaker Haile Tegegne, born in Ethiopia and lived in Kenya, will speak of his early childhood in northeastern Africa. He will give insight and share elements of Ethiopia’s popular culture, including language, religion, food, sports, dance, music, and more. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to ask questions as well.

Tegegne, fluent in Amharic and Swahili, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Political Science. He also recently received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Non-profit Management from Hamline University.

Attendees must pre-register for access to this free webinar with the link that can be found with this story at For more information on the Cultural Thursdays Series, contact event coordinator Tracey Kloeckl-Jimenez at 218-855-8183.