Juan Williams to speak tonight

Renowned media pundit Juan Williams will speak at Portland State tonight as part of the university’s celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Known for his work as a senior correspondent for National Public Radio and a political analyst for Fox Television, Williams will be speaking about the impact King has had on his life for an event sponsored by PSU and OPB to celebrate King’s life and work.

Williams, the former editorial writer and Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Washington Post, will also be available for a book signing after the event. His books, "Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary," "Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965" and "This Far by Faith: Stories from the African American Religious Experience" can be purchased at the event.

The Woodlawn Elementary School Dancers will also be at the event to perform a set of West African Dances for the audience.

The event will be at 7 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Student Union, Third Floor Ballroom, 1825 S.W. Broadway.

Tickets are still available for $5 for students who present a valid student ID at the time of sale and $20 for the general public. There are also a limited number of free tickets available for Portland State students. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets or at the PSU Ticket Office (1825 S.W. Broadway, Room 102).