David Molapo to Speak at UTD Feb. 12,
Will Be Joined by the I Can Quintet

RICHARDSON, Texas (Jan. 21, 2004) — Motivational speaker Dr. David Molapo will give a presentation at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, in the Jonsson Performance Hall. Joining him will be the I Can Quintet, the a cappella group from Soweto, South Africa, that Molapo founded.

The event is free and open to the public. 

Photo, David Molapo
Motivational speaker David Molapo

Molapo, a South African who is a management consultant as well as a renowned speaker, was imprisoned at the age of 13 for political reasons. Since then, he has written a variety of books, including The 10 Exciting Keys to Success, Keeping Hope Alive, Growing Up Spiritually and If You Are Not Growing, You Are Dying. Molapo has earned numerous awards, including Young Achiever of the Year-South Africa, a FOYSA (Four Outstanding South Africans' Awards) and the PMR Silver Arrow. His stated philosophy is: “We are no longer prisoners of our past, but we are pioneers of our future.” 

In 1990, Molapo organized the I Can Quintet to help him spread his message of hope.  The men of the quintet are part of the I Can Foundation, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to promoting democracy, social justice and community development.

More information about this concert may be found at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0405/molapo.htm.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu, or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ Web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.