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MLK breakfast is Jan. 18, 2019

Paul Illich
Dr. Paul Illich is one of the speakers.

When you attend the Martin Luther King Jr. “Freedom Breakfast” in January, you will help local students achieve their dream of attending college.

The 26th Annual MLK “Freedom Breakfast” will be held Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 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 $30, and there’s also an option to sponsor an individual or group.

Genelle Moore, the first African-American woman to serve on the Lincoln Police force, will be the keynote speaker. Moore served 34 years for the LPD and now works for LPS. Additional comments will be made by Southeast Community College President Dr. Paul Illich, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler, Lincoln Public Schools Supt. Dr. Steve Joel, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln President Dr. Hank Bounds.

The event is sponsored by SCC, UNL and LPS.

Proceeds from the breakfast will go toward scholarships for students in Lincoln. Last year, six $1,000 scholarships were awarded.

“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 ewimes@nebraska.edu or 402-202.3267


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