IPFW and the local nonprofit Three Rivers Arts Center for Kids (TRACK ) will collaborate to present a Women's History Month program, "An Evening of Cultural Expression," 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the International Ballroom at Walb Student Union at university, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The evening will include:
•Fort Wayne Dance Collective's teen group Pineapple Dance Project, which will perform “Trapped/Release.”
•Patty Hunter will present "Shaken Baby," a spoken-word performance.
•Randi Shepherd of Medway, Ohio, will speak in a video presentation about her efforts to persuade Ohio state legislators to approve “Destiny's Law,” which would require stronger legal punishment for child abusers. Shepherd's daughter, Destiny, 8, was shaken severely as an infant.
•Youth advocate and motivational speaker Maleah Heck will discuss how generations of women in her family have impacted her.
•A cast will present “Angel Fire,” a play written by TRACK Executive director Terry Doran.
•IPFW groups the D Sharp Choir, Dancin' Dons and We Defy Dance Crew will perform.
The event is made possible through a grant from the Cable Fund Access board and a donation from financial services firm Reimbold & Anderson.