The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee is hosting the 18th annual Dinner Tribute to the Families of Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War, which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center, located at 310 W. 43rd St. This year’s dinner is in honor of Herman and Iyaluua Ferguson. The event is co-sponsored by the 1199 SEIU Activists.

The tribute has become the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee’s collective response to Iyaluua Ferguson’s call to never forget the decades-long sacrifices and commitment our unjustly imprisoned freedom fighters and their families have made to the Black Freedom struggle. A donation is being asked for $40 in advance and $45 at the door. For more information, go to