Michael Eric Dyson to return to the river city

By WEEK Producer

January 1, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 11:26 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A popular Georgetown University Professor will make a second trip to Peoria.

Michael Eric Dyson will be the keynote speaker at this year's Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Celebration luncheon. Dyson was the featured speaker for 2012.

The Sociology Professor has an NPR radio show, and has written many books on cultural criticism and race.

The event will be held at noon on January 20 at the Peoria Civic Center.

Tickets are $40 per person and tables of 10 are $400.

Tickets can be purchased online at mlkluncheon.com or by mailing checks to P.O. Box 1312, Peoria, IL 61654-1312.