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Acumen's Vancouver Chapter Hosts Dignity

abstract:I had mint tea with Acumen's Vancouver Chapter Director, Raseel Sehmi this past week. Raseel is one of those people who make you feel that the world is going to be OK. She's the daughter of a consulate so has lived the world over: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, India, Myanmar, England, and Canada. She's educated at one of my favorite universities - SOAS in London (School of Oriental and African Studies). She's globally conscious and socially impecable. With my back to the window and the sun's late afternoon rays blazing into the room, Raseel's subtle iridescent eye makeup is reflecting like an exotic lepidoptera. Her conversation flips from her day job at Hootsuite to her all-consuming non-profit work at Acumen. She's excited to be working on an event called _____________. Viewing the Acumen website videos is like a shot of B12 for your global ___________.

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April 28, 2013

 

 

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