2014 U. N. International Women’s Day Events
In Dallas, she will be speaking at 12 noon to the Park Cities Rotary Club, Maggiano’s Italian Village in NorthPark Center – please RSVP to Bill Matthews at billmatt [at] gmail [dot] com if you would like to attend – $20 Italian buffet.
The Dallas Chapter of United Nations Association of the USA hosts Consul Banks for the 4:30 to 6:30 pm “Happy Hour” at La Calle Doce Restaurant, 1925 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75206; reservations please to Norma Matthews at bilnor54 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.
The Honorable Teta V. Banks is an educator, writer, civil rights advocate and diplomat. She serves as Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Liberia. Originally from Monrovia, Liberia (Suehn Mission), she grew up in Detroit, Michigan.
Consul Banks has also held several official capacities including President of the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia, and Chairman of the International Committee of The Links, Inc. She is currently the President of the International Forum, Inc., member of the Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Affairs in Houston, and President of the United Nations Association in Houston.
In addition to international service, Consul Banks has served on several university faculties, including Washington University, Howard University, Rutgers University, Spelman College, and the Texas A&M University System.
She serves as a consultant to various agencies, including the Rosa Parks Institute, U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on HBCUs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Defense, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.
Consul Banks has also received numerous awards for humanitarian service and civil rights advocacy.
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