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‘A Taste of Soul Food’ event returns to IU Northwest on Feb. 8

Community invited to enjoy a free sampling of select delicacies in honor of Black History Month


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On Tuesday, Feb. 8, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Student Life and Athletics will host “A Taste of Soul Food” in the Savannah Center beginning at 11 a.m.

At “A Taste of Soul Food,” participants will be able to receive free tickets for a sampling of several food items. Food items include: jerk chicken; rib tips; catfish nuggets; dirty rice; cabbage; black-eyed peas; banana pudding; and peach cobbler.

The Michael Turner Band will also play during the Taste of Soul event. Turner started his musical career during his sophomore year at Chicago Vocational High School. He continued his musical studies at Grambling State University where he performed in the World Famed Tiger Marching Band and Jazz Band.

Currently, Turner is traveling the country with the legendary world famous Ohio Players. 

IU Northwest invites students, faculty, staff, and the Northwest Indiana community to participate in this free, fun and tasty cultural event.

Savannah Center is located on the northeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary. Free guest parking is located in the lot north of 33rd Avenue between Broadway and Jefferson St.