Poet J. Ivy featured speaker at tomorrow night's Soul Food Dinner

Poet J. Ivy will be the featured speaker at Tennessee Tech University’s annual Soul Food Dinner, set for Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Roaden University Center’s Multipurpose Room.

A Center Stage event that is co-sponsored and hosted by Minority Affairs in celebration of February as Black History Month, the Soul Food Dinner is open to the public. Cost of the meal is $5 for the general public, while students can get in with meal passes.

Tickets are available at the Minority Affairs Office, located on the second floor of the RUC, and they will be available at the door.

The event’s featured speaker J. Ivy was the first African-American to represent Chicago on the first season of the award-winning Russell Simmons HBO Def Poetry.

Since becoming an instrumental force in the spoken word scene of his hometown of Chicago, J. Ivy has performed throughout the United States — at colleges, special engagements, headlining concerts and more.

For more information about the event, call Minority Affairs at 931/372-3392.