Tickets available for Ivy Tech Kokomo’s ‘Doing the Dream’ Jan. 29

Virtual community ‘banquet’ will feature activist, author Bakari Sellers

Bakari Sellers
Coming to Kokomo Jan. 29

KOKOMO, Ind. – Tickets are available for online access to Ivy Tech Kokomo’s 17th annual “Doing the Dream” community event set for Friday, Jan. 29. Civil rights activist, author, and CNN commentator Bakari Sellers will serve as the keynote speaker for the event, which will be offered virtually from 6:30 to 8 p.m. that evening.

Access to the Zoom event is available for $10; all proceeds from the event go to Ivy Tech Kokomo’s “Doing the Dream” diversity scholarship program. When registering, guests will have the opportunity to donate more to the scholarship fund. More information and a link to the reservations site can be found here: .

The event honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is designed to bring together community leaders and volunteers, government officials, church members, and anyone interested in the future of American society. Sellers, considered by many to be a man who represents a new generation of leadership on the national level, is expected to talk about the importance of expanding opportunity for success to young black people through education, and how the entire community is needed to make this happen.

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is serving as lead sponsor to support participation by a noted speaker for the “Doing the Dream” celebration. Other sponsors include City of Kokomo, Duke Energy, FCA/Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, GPS Speakers and Events, Haynes International, Howard County government, the Kokomo Perspective, Security Federal Savings Bank, and Symposium.


About Ivy Tech Kokomo Service Area

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Pulaski and Tipton counties, including the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Rochester, Tipton and Winamac. Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree. For more information, visit
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