january 2021

29jan6:30 pm8:00 pmDoing the Dream 2021Virtual event featuring keynote speaker Bakari Sellers


Event Details

For the 17th year, Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo is presenting “Doing the Dream: A Cultural Celebration” honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s event will be virtual.

Keynote speaker is Bakari Sellers.  He first made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent state representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation.  Read more about Bakari Sellers below.

This year, the annual “Doing the Dream” banquet will be held virtually as we continue to respond to the challenges posed by COVID-19. Since we can’t break bread with you this year at our traditional in-person banquet, let’s all gather virtually as we share food for thought and appetizers of inspiration.

Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Location: Live Zoom meeting with an opportunity to make comments or ask questions via Zoom chat.

Cost: $10. All proceeds from the event go to Ivy Tech Kokomo’s “Doing the Dream” Scholarship. Click “Reserve Your Seat” to make your reservation, which will grant you access to the live Zoom event.  Register at https://www.ivytech.edu/kokomo/dream.html.

Earning his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College and his law degree from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Sellers now practices law in Columbia, S.C., and is a political commentator at CNN. He has followed in the footsteps of his father, civil rights leader Dr. Cleveland Sellers, with a tireless commitment to championing progressive policies to address national issues. Widely considered to be a rising star in American politics and a leading voice for his generation, he has demonstrated an uncommon ability to reach across the aisle and get things done. Among his numerous accolades, he was named to TIME Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2010 as well as the 2014 and 2015 “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans. He released his first book, “My Vanishing Country,” this year and his personal account of life in America’s poverty-stricken “Black Belt” has become a New York Times bestseller.


(Friday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm