Minnesota Ebola Summit

In regards to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Blake School has decided to orchestrate an Ebola Summit to be held at the University of Minnesota in order to help raise awareness about this deadly virus.

We have planned two different panels of speakers for the evening. The first will focus on the impact of Ebola with presentation based personal stories. The second panel will focus on the response to Ebola with various politicians and experts in the field discussing what has been done and what should be done.

The first panel will include:

  • Mariama Sengita, who lives in Minnesota and has children who attend Blake. Mrs. Sengita's father lived in Sierra Leone and recently died from the Ebola virus. Mrs. Sengita will be talking about her personal experiences
  • Abdullah Kiatamba, who is the Director of African Immigrant Services and a chair of the African Task Force Against Ebola
  • Alice Karpeh: LPN, CM, co-founder of Rural Health Care Initiative
  • Jeff Hall the founder of One Village Partners

The second panel on the response to Ebola will include:

  • Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison who will be talking about the response to Ebola in a local context
  • US Senator Amy Klobuchar who will be talking about the US response to Ebola in an international context
  • Airport Commissions Manager of Emergency Programs Kristin Rollwagen who is going to be talking about the airline’s preparation and safe travel measures
  • Wendy Burt, Public relations for the Minnesota Hospitals 

Our goal is to bring concerned individuals of all ages and cultures together in order to transcend ignorance and encourage a response from a unified community. We hope to see you there!


Friday December 5, 2014 


6:15 PM –8:00 PM


130 Humphrey School, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455


7710 Brooklyn Blvd, Ste 206B
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443