35th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 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.
Monday, January 16, 2023
Ville Courts in the Student Memorial Center at Millersville University
7-8 a.m. Registration, coffee & networking
8-9:30 a.m. Program & Breakfast
CLICK HERE to view the digital program
If you will be tuning in to the live stream, we would recommend joining us at 8 a.m. for the welcome, performance of Lift Every Voice & Sing, and invocation. We will then break for breakfast and resume around 8:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
A Philadelphia native, Dr. Hill is currently the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN. Dr. Hill is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. He is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University.
Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Morehouse College. A social justice activist and organizer, he is a founding board member of My5th, a non-profit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. He is also a board member and organizer of the Philadelphia Student Union. Dr. Hill also works closely with the ACLU Drug Reform Project, focusing on drug informant policy.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and he is the author or co-author of four books: the award-winning Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity; The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black life in America; the New York Times bestseller Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on The Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond; and Gentrifier. He has also published two edited books: Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility; and Schooling Hip-Hop: New Directions in Hip-Hop Based Education.
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Improving Our Community
We invite you to join us in helping to foster a vibrant, diverse and prosperous community, rich with cultural heritage and educational opportunities by making a gift to Crispus Attucks Community Center.
To do so, please CLICK HERE or text MLK to 243-725
Your gift will help CACC improve the quality of life for youth and families in Lancaster by providing services that promote community prosperity, physical and mental health, and by offering programs and cultural events which preserve the African American heritage.
The volunteer MLK Breakfast Committee is made up of the following individuals:
Adam Aurand, School District of Lancaster
AJ Eckman, Lancaster Recreation Commission
Arelis Perez, Community Action Partnership
Brian Nguyen, Community Action Partnership
Brittany Mitchell, Community Action Partnership
Darryl Gordon, The High Companies
Dominique Jordan, The Artivist Corp
Evita Colon, Speak to My Soul
The Hon. Jodie Richardson, Magisterial District Judge
Joshua Hunter, Crispus Attucks Community Center
Kimberly Fletcher, Community Member
Kristen Munro, The High Companies
Kristy Aurand, Community Action Partnership
Dr. Leroy Hopkins, Millersville University (retired)
Lydia Yeager, Millersville University
Nakiyah Parris, WGAL-TV
Vanessa Philbert, Community Action Partnership
Willonda McCloud, Bright Side Opportunities Center
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Franklin & Marshall College
Highmark/Penn State Health
LNP | Lancasteronline/Steinman Foundation
School District of Lancaster
UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Central Pa. Region
Capital Blue Cross
Community Services Group
Electron Energy Corporation
GSL Public Strategies Group
Lancaster Theological Seminary | Moravian University
Laura Schantz Consulting Associates, LLC.
McKonly & Asbury
Patients R Waiting
UGI Utilities, Inc.
Anonymous CAP Board Member
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home
Danene Sorace, Mayor
Donegal Insurance Group
The GIANT Company
Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP
Groff Funeral and Cremation Services
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
North Group Consultants
TCW Computer Systems/Glick Audio & Video
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Kristy Aurand • Phone: 717-299-7388, ext. 3032 • Email: email@example.com
About Crispus Attucks Community Center
Since the late 1920s, the Crispus Attucks Community Center has been an anchor in Southeast Lancaster City. The Center takes immense pride in its mission to improve the quality of life for youth and families in Lancaster by providing services that promote community prosperity, physical and mental health, and by offering programs and cultural events which preserve and celebrate the African American heritage. For more information, visit caplanc.org/crispusattucks.
About Community Action Partnership
The Community Action Partnership is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization, helping income-constrained families move toward economic empowerment. CAP’s service profile interrupts generational poverty with programs that support families and individuals at every age and place in life, in the areas of education and child development, health and nutrition, household stability and safety and empowerment. For more information, visit www.caplanc.org.