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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-202.3267