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Community invited to Indiana Tech’s celebration of Dr. King Jan. 24

December 12, 2018

graphic for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration

Indiana Tech will host its first-ever community celebration in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 23 and 24, 2019, at its main campus in Fort Wayne. The two-day event will include a celebration breakfast event open to the public on Thursday, Jan. 24, which will feature a keynote address by the Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington.

Dr. Washington is the president of ACPA-College Student Educators International in Washington, D.C., and the president and co-founder of the Social Justice Training Institute. He is also the president and founder of Washington Consulting Group, which was named by The Economist as one of the top 10 global diversity consultants. In addition to his keynote address at the public breakfast celebration, Dr. Washington will lead facilitated dialogues on diversity and inclusion with Indiana Tech students, faculty and staff members on both Jan. 23 and 24.

Lisa D. Givan, Indiana Tech associate vice president and chief diversity officer, commented, “Indiana Tech is one of the most diverse universities in our state. This is one of our core strengths, and we’re excited about the opportunity to expand our efforts and welcome the entire Fort Wayne community to take part in events such as this. Dr. Jamie Washington is an expert in organizational effectiveness, leadership, diversity and inclusion. We’re fortunate to have him as our keynote speaker and workshop leader for this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration.”

The public celebration breakfast event featuring Dr. Washington is free to all attendees, but seats are limited and preregistration is required. To learn more and to register for this special event, please visit, or contact Indiana Tech’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion at 260.422.5561, ext. 2109.