Edura Berrini: Be Curious, and Trust Your Timing

  Edura Berrini founded Lakugems/Edura Shezrin Jewelry in 2018. Edura is proud of her Malaysian heritage and shares her journey and her unconventional path to becoming a Jeweler.  People ask me all the time what Edura means because it’s a very unique name and sometimes I answer that in Spanish Edura means tough or Edura […]

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Beatrice Davis: Not Limited to Any Race But the Human Race

In this narrative, Beatrice Davis describes growing up through a myriad of different cultures and how she joined the music industry in an age where women typically didn’t work. She tells the story of how being a citizen of the world shaped her understanding of what it means to be racially diverse. Growing up in […]

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Deputy Director Ahmed Flex Omar Speaks at FUND Conference

July 17,2019 This week, MALA’s Deputy Director, Ahmed Flex Omar will speak at the Chicago FUND Conference.  Flex will speak on a panel titled, Growing Your Organization’s Diversity, Equality, & Inclusion, which will address various strategies for improving diversity and inclusion from an organizational perspective.   Flex is a mentor, an advocate, and and leader in the Chicago […]

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