When you attend the Martin
Luther King Jr. “Freedom Breakfast” in January, you will help local students
achieve their dream of attending college.
The 25th Annual
MLK “Freedom Breakfast” will be held Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at the Embassy
Suites Hotel in Lincoln. The breakfast is from 7:30-8:30 a.m., and doors open
at 7 a.m. Tickets are $25, and there’s also an option to sponsor an individual
Martha Florence, director of community engagement at NET,
will be the keynote speaker. Additional comments will be made by Southeast
Community College President Dr. Paul Illich, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler,
Lincoln Public Schools Dr. Liz Standish, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor
Dr. Ronnie Green.
The event is sponsored by SCC,
UNL and LPS. Proceeds from the breakfast will go toward scholarships for
students in Lincoln.
“The MLK breakfast typically
draws hundreds of participants who represent the rich cultural, ethnic and
generational diversity in our community,” said Jose Soto, vice president for
Access/Equity/Diversity at SCC and one of the event’s organizers. “It’s a time
of reflection and unity in recognition of Dr. King’s contributions to our
nation and community.”
For more information on this
event or to purchase tickets, contact Ed Wimes at firstname.lastname@example.org