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IU Northwest MLK celebration to feature the ‘Dream Alive' program with former Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers

University will kick off Northwest Indiana’s MLK weekend with Friday, Jan. 16 event

On Friday, Jan. 16, in honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday, Indiana University Northwest will welcome acclaimed speaker Joe Rogers, the former lieutenant governor of Colorado, who will present his “Dream Alive" program in honor of the Rev. Dr. King. The event will be held in the Savannah Auditorium beginning at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m., and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The “Dream Alive" program is Rogers’ moving live commentary in dedication to the memory and legacy of King and leaders of the civil rights movement. This positive and uplifting program is an effort to help increase the understanding of the enormous contributions that King and the movement’s other leaders imparted to the nation, as well as a reminder that their wisdom and vision are timeless.

In 2003, Joe Rogers completed his history-making term as Colorado’s lieutenant governor. Rogers was at that time America’s youngest lieutenant governor and only the fourth African American in U.S. history to be elected as a state’s number-two executive. Rogers is now a national speaker, lecturer and attorney in Colorado. He has served as a member of the National Commission on the Voting Rights Act, and he is a recipient of the prestigious Trumpet Award from Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting System.

IU Northwest is pleased to invite the Northwest Indiana community to its Jan. 16 MLK Celebration, which is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Equity. For more information about the program, call (219) 980-6705. For more information on Joe Rogers, visit the Web at



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Christopher Sheid

Michelle Searer

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