Solomon Kassa’s 2016 SEED Honoree Award Acceptance Speech
It is such a great pleasure and honor to be the recipient of the 2016 Society of Ethiopian Established in Diaspora (SEED) Honoree Award. Here is my award acceptance speech.
SEED is one of the oldest and prestigious organization, founded in October 17, 1993, by Ethiopian professionals and academicians living here in the United States. The society’s mission is “to empower the Ethiopian American Diaspora in the areas of academic excellence, professional development, and community service.”
SEED has been awarding so many prominent Ethiopians and non-Ethiopians for their impactful role in society and their community. Past recipients include Professor Haile Gerima, Dr. Noah Samara, Laureate Tsegaye Gebremedhin, Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, my own uncle Artist Skunder Boghossian, Dr. Richard Pankhurst, Artist Mulatu Astatke, Yidnekachew Tessema, Professor Asrat Woldeyes, H.E. Teshafi Tezaz Aklilu Habtewold and many more. You can visit SEED’s website to learn about my award and to see all the current and previous honorees.