January 25, 2016

Contact: Que Dang

Another Type of Groove to Celebrate Black History Month Feb. 3 at Cal Poly  

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly MultiCultural Center’s Another Type of Groove: Spoken Word
Poetry will celebrate Black History Month with artist Judah 1 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 in Chumash Auditorium in the University Union.

David M. Oliver, aka Judah 1, began writing poetry and songs at age 7. Since his best friend committed suicide at age 15, Judah 1 has been on a mission to teach young men to harness the power of their voices, community, faith and knowledge.

Judah 1 has written two books of original poetry and is founder of the LionLike MindState Poetry Series, director of the nonprofit organization LionLikeINC, and teacher of spoken word. He has shared his talent, heart and knowledge by teaching art and expression at every level of education.

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 poet and an open mic opportunity for interested community members and students. The event is free and open to the public.

The MultiCultural Center cultivates 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.

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

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