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For Immediate Release
January 24, 2013

Black History: Why it’s Important for You to Know

Key Info

  • Black History Month at IPFW
  • Kickoff celebration, Thursday, January 31, noon to 1 p.m.
  • Walb Student Union Ballroom
  • Free food, music, and student performances

IPFW Celebrates Black History Month 2013

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will begin its celebration of Black History Month with the Black Collegian Caucus’ Kickoff Celebration, Thursday, January 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Walb Student Union Ballroom.

The event will include music by DJ Rello, live performances by IPFW students, food from Slim’s Barbeque, formerly known as Brooks Barbeque of Fort Wayne, and more. The kickoff is free and open to the public.

IPFW’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is pleased to present the following Black History Month events in conjunction with various community and campus partners:

  • February 5, Noon–1:15 p.m. Meet ’n’ Greek, Walb Student Union, Rooms 222–266
  • February 8, 6 a.m.–9 p.m. Detroit, Mich., Charles H. Wright/Motown Museum
  • February 9, 7–10 p.m. Acoustic Spoken Word, TRIAAC Headquarters, 501 East Breckenridge
  • February 15, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Multicultural Visit Day
  • February 16, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. BHM Expo 2013, African/African American Historical Museum, 436 East Douglas Avenue
  • February 16, 2–4 p.m. African/African American Historical Museum “Movie Screening,” History Center, 302 East Berry Street
  • February 21, 7:30 p.m. Omnibus Lecture Series: Naomi Tutu, “Hard Conversations: Talking About Race and Racism,” Rhinehart Music Center, Auer Performance Hall (Free Tickets Required)
  • February 21, 4–7 p.m. Annual Black History Month Bowl, Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch Street
  • February 23, 7–10 p.m. Acoustic Spoken Word, TRIAAC Headquarters, 501 East Breckenridge
  • February 24, 6–8 p.m. 9th Annual Gospel Fest, Walb Student Union Ballroom
  • February 27, Noon–1:15 p.m. “Black History Month: Why It’s Important for You to Know,” Walb Student Union Rooms 222–266

For more information, contact Christopher Riley, assistant director, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, 260-481-6847 or


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