35th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
Ville Courts in the Student Memorial Center at Millersville University
7-8 a.m. Registration, coffee & networking
8-9:30 a.m. Program & Breakfast
Over the past five years, we have been faced with constant change. And so have our community’s children. From school shootings and racism to simmering anger from parent groups and the endless challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the youngest among us are dealing with unprecedented struggles.
The annual Crispus Attucks Community Center MLK Breakfast is a time for the community to come together, to foster relationships, to dialogue around the life and legacy of Dr. King, and to confront issues of inequity and injustice. This event, the Center’s largest fundraiser, annually raises $100,000 in critical funds for the Center, nearly 1/3 of the its yearly budget.
While we have been virtual for the past two years, for 2023 we are planning an in-person return to Millersville University with the addition of a livestream option. And we are excited to announce our 2023 featured speaker and theme. On Monday, Jan. 16, to celebrate the 35th annual MLK Breakfast, we will welcome Dr. Marc Lamont Hill back to Lancaster for “And How Are The Children … Now?” You may remember Dr. Hill from the 2018 MLK Breakfast. He is one of our most highly-regarded past speakers, and we feel his background and experience will be extremely impactful at this moment in time.
“And How Are The Children?” is a traditional greeting passed amongst the Masai in Kenya. The greeting acknowledges the high value of children and their wellbeing, and it acts as a barometer to how our community and society is fairing. The goal is to always be able to answer the greeting with “All the children are well.” Given the increased challenges currently facing young people, Dr. Hill will give us a deeper look into how we can collectively work to build a better community and world, one where we can truly answer, “All the children are well.”
Pedro Rivera, Thaddeus Stevens College President, is this year’s honorary event chair.
The event will be emceed by Jeremy Jenkins, WGAL-TV.