April 1, 2016

Contact: Que Dang

Cal Poly to Celebrate Pride Month With Singer-Poet Blake Williams April 6

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly MultiCultural Center’s “Another Type of Groove: Spoken-Word Poetry” event will celebrate Pride Month with artist and poet Blake Williams at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Room 213 in the Business Building (No. 2).

An accomplished spoken-word poet with credits that include the Nuyorican in New York City, Williams has toured internationally as a vocalist; has held the lead role at more than five theater companies, including leads in “Newsies” and “The Last 5 Years”; and is currently working as a model, actor and singer in Hollywood. He hopes to bring his real-life experiences and authentic, dynamic approach to performance art and set a new standard for transparency. 

Another Type of Groove is a spoken word poetry event held at Cal Poly 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.

Cal Poly’s MultiCultural Center cultivates a campuswide community that represents and celebrates the diversity of the university’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.

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

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