Press release from IPFW:
IPFW Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with Week of Events
(December 27, 2010) – Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a week of
celebrations. Beginning Tues., Jan. 11, the IPFW Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will host three on-campus events focusing on the theme “IPFW and Beyond.” All events are free and open to the public.
- Tues., Jan. 11 – Fireside Chat: “Race, Class, and Economics”Â Panel discussion with Ruby Cain, founder and executive director ofÂ Creative Training Excellence; Tom Lewandowski, president of theÂ Northeastern Indiana Central Labor Council; and Bill Fletcher Jr.,Â columnist for blackcommentator.com; noon to 1:15 p.m. in the IPFW WalbÂ Student Union Fireside Lounge
- Thurs., Jan. 13 – 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. KickoffÂ Celebration: “How Does the Dream Affect Me Now?” Ketu Oladuwa,Â leader of the Three Rivers Jenbe Ensemble; Chief Condra Ridley,Â community organizer and storyteller; Michael Patterson, managing editorÂ of Frost Illustrated; and Charles Redd, community activist, will shareÂ personal accounts of living during the civil rights movement and whatÂ the dream means to them in 2011; noon to 1:15 p.m. in the IPFW WalbÂ Student Union Ballroom
- Tues., Jan. 18 – “Bringing the Community Together: A DiscussionÂ on Civility” Keynote speaker Bishop John R. Bryan, presiding Â prelateÂ of the Fourth Episcopal District of the African Methodist EpiscopalÂ Church, will speak about bringing the community Â together; WilberforceÂ University Choir will also perform; 7 p.m. in the IPFW Auer PerformanceÂ Hall, Rhinehart Music Center. This Â event is co-sponsored by the TurnerÂ Chapel and Gomez Temple African Methodist Episcopal Churches
All events are sponsored by the IPFW Office of Diversity andÂ Multicultural Affairs, Indiana-Purdue Student Government, and WellsÂ Fargo.
For more information, contact Christopher W. Riley, assistant directorÂ of multicultural services and career and technical educationÂ coordinator, at 260-481-6847 or.