FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will present Rhyme and Reason Reunion, a talent expo, Tuesday, February 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Walb Union Ballroom.
The event is a poetry/talent expo sponsored by the Black Collegian Caucus, an African-American student organization, and is part of the Black History Month celebration on campus. The Caucus wants to bring former participants of the talent expo as well as new talent to the stage. The 47th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X will be commemorated during the expo. The event is free and open to the public.
The featured artist of the evening is Brandon “Xplicit Poet” Thornton, a former math professor from the St. Louis, Mo., area. Earlier in the day, from noon to 1 p.m., Thornton will host a workshop in Walb Union, Rooms 114–116 entitled: “If Math Requested You as a Friend on Facebook, Would You Confirm, Delete, or Block? How to Make Math a Friend Instead of an Enemy.” The workshop is also free and open to the public.