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Greenfield Lecture

The Arkansas State University Lecture-Concert Series

with generous funding support from College of liberal Arts and Communication presents

Zodwa Dlamini



The heroic mission of a South African woman from a rural farming community, who sought empowerment through education in order to enact positive changes in her homeland.



The story every student needs to hear! As teachers at a South African farm school, Zodwa Dlamini’s parents emphasized to her that education was the key to escaping the clutches of apartheid. Driven by a strong desire to improve the lives of those in her community, she committed herself to hard work and an education that she would later harness to effect positive change, reigniting hope for her South African community. Zodwa received a PhD in Social Foundations in 1992 from the University of Iowa where she researched the education of homeless children in South Africa. Zodwa returned to South Africa in 1994 to vote in the first non-racial democratic election. She later became head of the Northern Cape Province Education Department and Chief Delegate for the Lesotho Highlands Water Commission. Her exceptional hard work motivated by the desire to end the injustice and discrimination she experienced as a child is a story that will deeply touch and inspire many. This is the first event of a three-part subseries concerning Africa.

 Monday, October 14, 2019
7:00 PM
Reng Student Union Auditorium
 Arkansas State University


About the Greenfield Lecture:

The Corinne Sternheimer Greenfield Lecture Series is provided in part through an endowment established by Drs. Rosalee and Raymond Weiss to honor the memory of her beloved mother. More about the Greenfield lecture.

A New Synergy in the Heart of Campus

The College of Liberal Arts and Communication provides innovative educational opportunities that will enable lifelong learning, professional leadership, and engaged lives.

College of Liberal Arts & Communication Goals

  • Recruit, retain, and graduate a quality, diverse student body and prepare them for roles as leaders in a global society.
  • Enhance the educational experience of our undergraduate and graduate majors.
  • Fulfill the University's liberal arts mission through the general education core.
  • Enhance and promote excellence in faculty scholarly, creative, and professional development.
  • Increase interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Expand diversity and global awareness.
  • Extend the outreach of our College's programs.
  • Stabilize and make best use of institutional funding, space and facilities.
  • Develop and strengthen the pursuit of external funding.
  • Create a transparent process for determining funding priorities and allocation of resources.
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