Tickets Available for the 35th Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
Monday, November 23, 2015
Posted by: Megan Mann
National Author-Activist to Give Keynote at King Breakfast
Date: Monday, January 18, 2016
Time: Doors open at 7:30 a.m., breakfast begins at 8 a.m.
Location: Anne Arundel Community College
David S. Jenkins Gymnasium
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012
Nationally known speaker, author and activist, Kevin Powell, will deliver the keynote address at this year’ 35th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 18, in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.
The theme of this year’s breakfast is “In the Face of Adversity, We March On!” Doors open at 7:30 a.m., with the breakfast beginning promptly at 8 a.m. As in prior years, participants are asked to bring canned goods to be donated to the county’s Food Bank.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Committee, which organizes the annual event, wanted to bring in someone with a national reputation on this anniversary year. Powell’s writings and speeches focus on major issues of the day as they relate to politics, culture and literature. He has written 11 books about people who have made a difference, from Dr. King to Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. His latest book is a memoir of his difficult life growing up in poverty in New Jersey, “The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood.” In addition, his articles have appeared in such publications as CNN.com, Rolling Stone, ESPN.com, Esquire, Ebony, The Huffington Post, The Guardian and Vibe magazine, where he worked for many years as a senior writer. He also is the president and co-founder of BK Nation, a national, progressive, multicultural organization focused on such issues as education, civic engagement, leadership training, health and wellness, social media, arts and culture, and job and small business creation.
Tickets for the breakfast at $35 each are available by contacting Eugene Peterson at 301-538-0887 or Erica Matthews at 443-761-9734. Make checks payable to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Committee and mail to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Committee, Attn: Erica Matthews, P.O. Box 1951, Annapolis, MD 21404.
Kevin Powell, author of 11 books and speaker and activist on education, civic engagement, leadership and culture, is the keynote speaker for the 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Jan. 18, in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., with the program beginning promptly at 8 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods to donate to the county food bank.
About Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully accredited public two-year institution serving approximately 50,000 students each year through classes offered at more than 50 sites in Anne Arundel County or online. AACC offers national and regional studies leading to a degree, certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.
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