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Dream Walker performance commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

James Chapmyn combines music and poetry in this moving one-man dramatization of every manís struggle for purpose to be performed this Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006 at 4 p.m. in the Tamarack Theatre at Indiana University Northwest. Admission is free and open to the public. Special guest soloist Altovise Ferguson will perform for the audience as well.

At 8:07 p.m. on April 4, 1968, a 13 year-old girl gives birth to a baby boy she will name Martin Luther King Wilson. She will never tell anyone that his birth is the result of a non-consensual affair with her minister. As the boy gets older, he is drawn to the place where his motherís journey began, where he must accept his calling, question his faith and fulfill his destiny as he discovers his personal truth.

The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. symbolizes the struggle that many people endured for personal freedom and basic human dignity. As the country remembers Dr. Kingís fight for justice with a national holiday and various events, IU Northwest will host a different kind of memorial that features the re-enactment of one manís agonizing journey for self-actualization, which closely mirrors the life of Dr. King. This solo performance is appropriate for all ages and is sure to stimulate meaningful conversation.

For more information, contact Tameka Chihota-Edwards at 219-981-5609 or email tmedward@iun.edu.

  

Published:

01-03-2006

Media Contact:

Alisha Throckmartin
OMC
219-981-4242
athrockm@iun.edu

Program Contact:

Tameka Chihota-Edwards
219-981-5609
tmedward@iun.edu

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