IPFW to offer spoken word tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

| December 26, 2013

Tribute-to-KingFORT WAYNE—The IPFW (Indiana University, Purdue University, Fort Wayne) Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is scheduled to host it’s MLK 2014 Celebration, “A Tribute to King in Spoken Word,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 15 in the Walb Union International Ballroom, on the campus of IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.

Among those scheduled to appear are renowned poet Ketu Oladuwa, executive director of the Three Rivers Institute for Afrikan Art and Culture, and storyteller, Chief Condra Ridley who is scheduled to offer her acclaimed portrayal of Coretta Scott King.

The featured artists for the event are Brandon “XplicitPoet” Thornton of Peoria, Ill., and the Rev. E. Anne Henning Byfield of Indianapolis—the presiding elder of the North Indiana District of the Fourth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.

Also included as part of the 2014 King celebration is at Zumba-Thon, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 15 in the Walb Union Ballroom. The Zumba-Thon is designed to promote “mind, body and soul” health.


The Zumba-Thon is cosponsored by the IPFW Center For Healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs and Renaissance Pointe YMCA of Fort Wayne.

For more information, call Christopher W. Riley, assistant director of Multicultural Services/CTE coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at (260) 481-6847 or visit www.ipfw.edu/odma.


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