Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
A true renaissance man, Dometi Pongo will serve as the keynote speaker for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Pongo is a reporter and fill-in host for Chicago’s WGN Radio, a voiceover talent for WGN-TV and contributor to WCIU’s The Jam Morning Show. The award-winning journalist also works as a speaker and multimedia consultant through his firm, Pongo Strategy Group, which helps organizations tell better stories through multimedia. The keynote will take place in Donn F. Bailey Legacy Hall. Doors open promptly at 10 a.m. The keynote begins at 10:15 a.m. and will be followed by questions and answers from the audience The event is free and open to the public.
Our Stories Matter: A Conversation With Chicago Sun-Times Journalist and Author John Fountain
Veteran journalist, author, professor and storyteller John W. Fountain will discuss why our stories matter and how you can more effectively tell them. The lecture will take place in Donn F. Bailey Legacy Hall. There will be a 6 p.m. reception, followed by the program at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.