Stephen F. Austin State University

MLK Celebration

MLK CELEBRATION: February 20, 2018 at 7pm, BPSC Twilight Ballroom

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites the SFA and Nacogdoches community to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. SFA students and community members will present music, dance, and art as they rejoice together in spirit. A keynote address by Dr. Tshepo Masango Chery will conclude the celebration.

2018 Keynote Speaker: Tshepo Masango Chéry

Tshepo Masango Chéry

Tshepo Masango Chéry is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies with an affiliation in the Department of History. She earned her BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and Public Policy at Princeton University with certificates in African Studies, African American Studies, and Woman & Gender Studies. At the University of Pennsylvania, she obtained her PhD in African History with a certificate in Africana Studies.

Her current book project is entitled Kingdom Come: Archbishop Alexander's Transnational Practices of Faith & Freedom in Segregationist South Africa. It examines the ways South Africans relied on the African Orthodox Church as a forum from to examines questions of freedom for themselves and other black people worldwide. This historical account which begins in the late 19th century and ends in the late 20th century, links together the political ambitions of South African Ethiopianism, American Garveyism, and East African radicalism.

Her work has been supported by the Fontaine Society, Annenberg Foundation, and the University of Virginia's Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies and she was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies.

2017 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Antoine Moss

Dr. Moss inspires people to overcome past failures, current obstacles, and self-defeating beliefs through positive self-transformation. As a result of his remarkable success, influence, and ability to lead others to personal transformation, Dr. Moss has been dubbed as the "Man of Inspiration".
Dr. Moss is a nationally recognized resource in the fields of personal development, career development, and leadership. He has contributed to success and career development stories for media outlets, such as, Forbes, Black Enterprise Magazine, and Fox 8 News. His articles and media appearances have advanced the careers and lives of over 30,000 thousand people across the world. Most notably, his words of inspiration have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey TV Network. Dr. Moss travels extensively to national conferences, events, and colleges as a Motivational Speaker, Success Coach, and Expert Consultant. He utilizes his incredible talents and positive messages to help empower his audiences and individuals with humor, wisdom, and the sage lessons he has learned on his success journey. Over the years, Dr. Moss has been privileged to develop a powerful network of highly successful professionals. His network of high achievers is comprised of astronauts, millionaires, authors, and a variety of other renowned successful professionals. From this high-profile network, Dr. Moss has learned amazing success principles and is committed to vigorously studying these principles in an effort to positively influence human behavior that leads to personal and professional transformation. Due to Dr. Moss' stellar performance and incredible success as an intern, NASA converted him into a full-time federal employee. At NASA Dr. Moss has excelled in various areas as a young leader; namely, his involvement in designing an innovative leadership development program for NASA's leaders.


$3 admission for Students
$5 admission for Faculty/Staff/Community Member
Dinner will be provided with admission
*Dress code: business casual

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