Virtual Forum
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Sister Cities Spotlight: 

Kumasi, Ghana

Charlotte Sister Cities is hosting a virtual forum on the history of our relationship with Kumasi, Ghana.

7:00 - 8:15 pm EST

via Zoom

Featuring an Introduction by

Secretary Anthony Foxx

17th United States Secretary of Transportation (2013-2017)

54th Mayor of Charlotte (2019-2013)

Charlotte City Council (2005-2009)


Reggie Singleton

Denise Hockaday

Executive Director, The Males Place

Financial Collaborator at Freedom Financial Advantage; Past Chair of the Kumasi Sister City Committee

Moderated by

Jane Zimmerman

John and Ruth McGee Director, Dean Rusk International Studies Program at Davidson College; Diplomat, US Foreign Service; Non-Profit Leader; Charlotte Sister Cities Board Member

Livaslou Tanjong

Emmanuel Atia

African Studies and English Major at Davidson College; Visited Kumasi three times during her studies.  

Economics Major at Davidson College; graduated of Kumasi Academy


Featuring Closing Remarks by

Director Mel Watt

Director of the US Federal Housing Finance Agency (2014 -2019)

 United States Congressman from NC-12 (1993-2014)

Member of the 1995 Charlotte Delegation to Kumasi, Ghana

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