Forest Institute Teams Up with NAACP for MLK Celebration

On January 16, 2012 Springfield will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

This year Forest Institute's Diversity Issues in Practicum and Internships program (DIPI) is teaming up with the local chapter of the NAACP to assist in bringing Dr. Tererai Trent as the event's keynote speaker.

Dr. Trent grew up in rural Zimbabwe and was denied an education because she was a girl. 

Despite all odds and numerous challenges, Dr. Trent went on to obtain her Bachelors, Master's, and Ph.D.

She is currently a senior consultant at Tinogona Consulting which focuses on International Program and Policy Evaluation.

Dr. Trent has been on the Oprah Winfrey Show twice and Ms. Winfrey chose Dr. Trent as her all-time favorite guest in the 25 years of the show.

Join us in January as we celebrate diversity and hear from someone who has inspired so many with her story.