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Public Invited to LMC Breakfast and Weeklong Events Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The public is invited to participate in a series of free events at Lake Michigan College’s Benton Harbor Campus to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration and Awards Ceremony LMC will host its 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration and Diversity Award ceremony on Monday, January 21, from 7:45 to 10 a.m. in The Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall. 

This year's theme is “Rise Above the Narrow Horizons,” taken from Dr. King’s 1957 “Conquering Self-Centeredness" sermon delivered in Montgomery, Alabama. Master of ceremonies is Danny Sledge, and the keynote speaker is Alonzo Kelly. Other speakers include Congressman Fred Upton and LMC students Madelyn MacMillan and Lorena Diaz. Music will be performed by All God’s Children Community Choir, and Overflow Church Worship Arts and Young Life Team. 

The college will also announce the recipient of its 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Award. 

RSVP by January 14 online, or contact Angela Kurtz at or (269) 927-6197. 

Volunteer Activities - January 22 and 23 
Volunteer activities will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 22 and 23 at the Hawk’s Nest second floor on the Benton Harbor Campus main building. 
LMC students will help assemble dried bean soup and rice packets for area food pantries and create tie blankets for area homeless shelters. 

Equality and Equity in Healthcare Town Hall Meeting - January 23 
On Wednesday, January 23, LMC students, employees and community will have the opportunity to hear Jerry Price, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for Spectrum Healthcare Lakeland, discuss how certain demographic groups were historically disenfranchised from the healthcare system and how those inequalities persist in healthcare today. 

Race Relations Council Forum – January 24 
On Thursday, January 24 from noon to 2 p.m. a Race Relations Council Forum will be held in the Hawk’s Nest on the Benton Harbor Campus. The panel will discuss Civil Rights and Voting Rights: Then and Now. Panelists and moderator include LMC Start-to-Finish Manager, Charmae Sanders (Moderator), Leonard Anderson, Harold Bragg, Sekenah Tennison. Find more information on the website

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