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Delta Air Lines MLK Event MSP Marriott January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mistresess of Ceremony:
Toby Broberg – VP Airport Customer Service
Charisse Evans – VP Reservations Sales and Customer Care
Program features performerance by:
Heartbeat Performing Arts Center – BeatSquad and Sweethearts
Julian Hines & Troupe
Jermaine & Niceta Thomas
Program Speaker: Roxane Battle
Roxane Battle is long-time Twin Cities journalist and author best known for her work as former co-host of the KARE-11(NBC) Today show. Her memoir, Pockets of Joy: Deciding to Be Happy: Choosing to Be Free, and the Pockets of Joy Journal, both published in 2015 became best sellers, hitting #1 and #2 back to back in their category on Amazon. Now in its second printing and endorsed by New York Times best selling author Tavis Smiley, Pockets of Joy is also the winner of the Midwest Independent Publishing Association’s (MIPA) Midwest Book Award.
Best known for her humor and masterful storytelling, Roxane is a gifted writer, video producer and speaker, and frequently talks to corporate and faith-based audiences on the topics of finding joy and work-life balance.
Roxane has been a contributor writer on mariashriver.com, and featured in Working Mother and Ebony magazines,the Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press. Roxane and her book have also been featured on a host of radio shows, podcasts and every television station in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market.
A native of St. Paul, Roxane graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and completed her graduate degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Shecurrently lives in Minneapolis, where she enjoys cycling and walks around the lake. She has completed 4 consecutive Iron Girl duathalons, and now runs 5Ks for fun, and enjoys feeding homemade mac and cheese to her family and friends. You can reach Roxane at roxanebattle.com.