March 14, 2016

Contact: Que Dang

Another Type of Groove Celebrates Pride Month With poet Blake Williams on April 6 at Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly MultiCultural Center’s “Another Type of Groove: Spoken Word Poetry” celebrates Pride Month with artist Blake Williams at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Chumash Auditorium in the University Union on campus.

Williams has been singing and performing since he could talk. He is an accomplished spoken-word poet (with credits that include the Nuyorican in NYC). He has toured as a vocalist internationally (2008 Continental Voice and Brass), has held the lead role at more than five theater companies (including leads in “Newsies” and “The Last 5 Years”), and is working as model/actor/singer in Hollywood.

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 feature 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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