GLIBE 2015 Back to School Rally set for Saturday, July 25

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The Greater Lafayette Indiana Black Expo will hold its 2015 Back to School Rally on the grounds of Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette, 3101 Creasy Lane, on Saturday, July 25.

The Back To School Rally, where GLIBE gives out hundreds of free book bags and school supplies annually, is one of the organization’s biggest events of the year. In 2014, GLIBE set a record giving away nearly 400 book bags to local students. The organization is preparing to do even more this season.

Pamela Walker-Stokes is the new chair of the event and is current working with Ivy Tech officials on the details. This space will be updated as soon as sponsors and other details are available. In the meantime, email GreaterLafayetteIBE@gmail.com for additional information.

Jamal Smith Speaks at GLIBE Annual Corporate Luncheon April 2

Jamal Smith, executive director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, was the keynote speaker at the GLIBE annual Corporate Luncheon April 2 at the Holiday Inn City Centre. GLIBE drew a record of more than 100 people for its luncheon, its major fundraiser for activities throughout the year. Tanya Bell, executive director of the Indiana Black Expo was also in attendance. Monica Keyes was mistress of ceremonies and NFL legend Leroy Keyes introduced the keynote speaker. Below are some of the photos from the afternoon’s events.