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Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

The 24 MLK “Freedom Breakfast” will be held Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, 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 $20, and there’s also an option to sponsor an individual or group.
 
Dr. Hank Bounds, president of the University of Nebraska, 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 Supt. Dr. Steve Joel, and University of
Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor, Dr. Ronnie Green.
 
The event is sponsored by Lincoln Public Schools, Southeast Community College, and University of Nebraska - Lincoln. 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.


Published: December 21, 2016, Updated: December 21, 2016