Jemele Hill, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and co-founder of Lodge Freeway Media, will be the featured speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner at Illinois State University on Feb. 25, in the Brown Ballroom in Bone Student Center.

The 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural dinner will feature guest speaker Jemele Hill. Hill is an Emmy award winning journalist, host of the “Jemele Hill is Unbothered” podcast on Spotify, co-founder of Lodge Freeway Media and a contributing writer for “The Atlantic.”

The cultural dinner will begin 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.

Registration is open until Jan. 7 or until tickets are sold out. Tickets cost $15 for Illinois State University students and $30 for others. Students with meal plans can use a meal swipe to make a reservation for the dinner.

Hill has featured Vice President Kamala Harris, Ava DuVernay, Chelsea Clinton, Soledad O’Brien and other key figures on her “Unbothered” podcast, and she has earned two Webby awards for her discussions.

Anyone with questions prior to the event can contact presidential and trustee events by emailing universityevents@ilstu.edu or calling (309) 438-8790.  

JORDAN MEAD is News Editor for The Vidette. Contact her at jnmead@ilstu.edu. Follow Mead on Twitter at @meadjordan19  

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