Jan. 20, 2015

Contact: Que Dang

Cal Poly’s Another Type of Groove Celebrates Black History Month Feb. 4

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Spoken-word artist David M. Oliver, whose stage name is Judah 1, will perform at Cal Poly’s next Another Type of Groove: Spoken Word Poetry event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Chumash Auditorium in the University Union on campus.

The event is sponsored by the MultiCultural Center and celebrates Black History Month.   

Judah 1 began writing poetry and songs at the age of 7. After his best friend committed suicide at age 15, Judah 1 has made it his mission to teach young men know how to use the power of their voices, the power of community, the power of faith, and the power of knowledge. 

He is the author of two books of original poetry, the founder of the LionLike MindState Poetry Series, the director of the nonprofit LionLike Inc., and a teacher of spoken word. Judah 1 shares his talent, heart and knowledge by teaching art and expression.  

Another Type of Groove is a spoken-word poetry event held the first Wednesday of each month throughout the school year. Each event includes a featured poet and an open mic opportunity for interested community members and students. The event is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact Que Dang at or 805-756-6256 or

About Cal Poly’s MultiCultural Center 
The Multicultural Center seeks to cultivate a campuswide community that represents and celebrates the diversity of Cal Poly's student body. The center empowers students to grow beyond their personal barriers, strengthen their understanding of diversity and social responsibility, and develop leadership skills while fostering a sense of belonging. 

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