“I Have a Dream” Poetry Slam Honors MLK, Jr.

Posted Jan 16th, 2017 by Sister Barbara Vano  Category: Community Interest, Events, Toledo.com


Special guests include Toledo Streets and the Toledo Poetry Museum
On Thursday, January 19, Lourdes University offers the “I Have a Dream” Poetry Slam at 5:30 p.m. in the Ebeid Student Center in Russell Ebeid Hall at 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. Attendees can enjoy performances by Lourdes University students and members of the Toledo Poetry Museum.

The event is free and open to the public. Special guests at this year’s event include Toledo Streets and the Toledo Poetry Museum.

Toledo Streets and the Toledo Poetry Museum
Toledo Streets exists to lead men and women out of dependence and into financial autonomy. The organization walks alongside individuals, teaching and coaching and celebrating as they move from homelessness or other poverty situations to establishing their own micro-businesses, gaining dignity and skills, meeting self-set goals, and graduating to permanent solutions for jobs, housing, and other basic needs.

Toledo Museum Poetry is the blog vehicle for the Toledo-area poetry community to share its works. To review their most recent posts, visit http://toledopoetrymuseum.blogspot.com/.

2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration
Lourdes University is offering two weeks of programming and outreach activities in January in recognition of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The “I Have a Dream” Poetry Slam is one of the chosen programs. For a list of all Lourdes MLK, Jr. events, visit www.lourdes.edu/mlk. For more information on this year’s MLK, Jr. events, contact Sister Barbara Vano, OSF, Director of Campus Ministry and Service Learning, at bvano@lourdes.edu or 419-824-3861.

Lourdes University
Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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