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For Immediate Release
January 16, 2014

Life and Times of MLK Celebrated at Upcoming Event at IPFW

Key Info

  • MLK 2014 will take place Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 7-9 p.m in the Walb International Ballroom
  • Reception to immediately follow show
  • Free and open to the public; media invited to attend and cover this event

FORT WAYNE, Ind.— Join Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) for an event to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in the Walb International Ballroom.

This will feature a spoken word tribute commemorating the life and legacy of King. MLK 2014 presents poets:

  • Ketu Oladuwa, executive director of Three Rivers Institute for Afrikan Art and Culture
  • Michael Patterson
  • Condra Ridley, storyteller, portraying Coretta Scott King
  • E. Anne Henning Byfield, author of "The Essence of My Existence", Spoken-Word Artist
  • Brandon "XplicitPoet" Thornton, educator and Spoken-Word Artist

The show is from 7- 9 p.m. There will be a reception immediately to follow. Members of the community are welcome to enjoy because this event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Christopher W. Riley, assistant director of Multicultural Services/ CTE coordinator, 260-481-6847,