News release from Ivy Tech Community College:
Ivy Tech Will Remember the Past with Black History Month Celebration on February 17
(February 14, 2011) – Northeast, the Office of Diversity Affairs, and the Multicultural Student Organization will celebrate Black History Month on Thursday, February 17, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an event titled “Remembering Our Past, Celebrating the Future” at the Student Life Center on the Ivy Tech-Northeast’s North Campus (4900 St. Joe Rd.) in Room SL513.
Saneta Maiko, founder and executive director at Crime Victim Care of Allen County, will be the keynote speaker. Maiko has published many articles and a book on African youth, and he has reviewed more than 15 books on Christianity, Islam, Slavery, and Colonialism, He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry, the American Society of Missiology, the Association of Third World Studies, the American Academy of Religion, the Association of African Studies, and the American Historical Association. Maiko is also a member of several boards and organizations in the Fort Wayne community.
[li]A special guest appearance by James Wesley Williams showcasing, Warrior King, an original monologue that elevates the great masters of our time.[/li]
[li]A performance will be given by local artist Carol Lockridge.[/li]
The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Diana Jackson, Diversity Affairs and Multicultural Student Organization advisor, at 260-480-4115 or
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with nearly 200,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.