||January 17, 2013
||Bonnie Hughes, Communications Officer, 509-865-8588 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Author, Educator and Poet Laureate speaking at university's Dr. King Celebration
Toppenish, Wash.—Heritage University faculty, staff and students are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a celebration on Thursday, January 24 on the Toppenish campus.
Presenting the keynote address at this year's celebration is Dr. Mona Lake Jones, vice president of marketing and publications for Impact Communications. Dr. Jones is the author of The Color of Culture and Unleashing the Power of a Sister and producer of the musical CD Poetry Dancing on Music: The Sounds of Culture. She is a former Poet Laureate for the City of Seattle and King County and recipient of the 2012 Ford Foundation Freedom Sister Award and the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Award.
The celebration is free and open to the public. It will be held in Smith Family Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, call (509) 865-8565.