Annual MLK Jr. Breakfast Set for Jan. 13 at Embassy Suites in Lincoln

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Annual MLK Jr. Breakfast Set for Jan. 13 at Embassy Suites in Lincoln

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

The 24th Annual 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 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.

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