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SOLD OUT – Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner: An Evening with Jemele Hill

Friday, January 21, 5:00 pm8:30 pm

NOTE: The Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner is sold out.

To be placed on the waitlist, please email universityevents@ilstu.edu.

5 p.m. Cocktails (Cash Bar)
6 p.m. Dinner
Friday, January 21, 2022
Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center
Registration Deadline: Jan. 7 or until sold out
*Space will be limited as the University continues efforts to stay vigilant during the pandemic.

Emmy Award-winning journalist Jemele Hill is the co-founder of Lodge Freeway Media and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. In April of 2019, Hill debuted Jemele Hill is Unbothered on Spotify. The two-time Webby award-winning podcast features in-depth, thought-provoking conversation with some of the biggest newsmakers across entertainment, culture, music, and politics. Hill also explores topical and controversial issues with humorous, candid commentary. Previous Unbothered guests have included Vice President Kamala Harris, Ava DuVernay, Common, Ice Cube, Spike Lee, Gabrielle Union, Chelsea Clinton, Dan Rather, Stephen Colbert, Issa Rae, Taraji P. Henson, and Soledad O’Brien.

Unbothered was not Hill’s only contribution in the podcast arena. Along with Van Lathan, Hill launched the podcast, The Wire: Way Down in the Hole that breaks down every episode on the HBO classic series. She also co-hosts a weekly nightly talk show with her longtime friend, former ESPN anchor Cari Champion on the Vice Network called Cari & Jemele: Stick to Sports.

Hill’s 20-plus year journalism career has included stops at the biggest sports media network and several reputable newspapers. She originally joined ESPN in 2006 as a national columnist for espn.com. Her profile gradually rose as she began to make appearances on television, including SportsCenter, First Take, Around the Horn, The Sports Reporters, and Outside the Lines. She also spent a season as a sideline reporter for ESPN college football games.

This event is presented by Office of the President, University Housing Services, ISU Student Chapter of NAACP, and the Association of Residence Halls.


Friday, January 21
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Bone Student Center
200 N. University Street
Normal, IL 61761 United States
(309) 438-4636
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