LMC Announces Events Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 10, 2017
On Monday, January 16 LMC will host its 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration and Awards Ceremony at The Mendel Center.

BENTON TOWNSHIP AND SOUTH HAVEN MICH. – Lake Michigan College invites the public to participate in a series of free events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday in Benton Harbor: Breakfast Celebration and Awards Ceremony

On Monday, January 16 LMC will host its 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration and Awards Ceremony at The Mendel Center.

The college will announce the recipient of its 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Award.

Speakers include Congressman Fred Upton and Diversity Consultant, Danny E. Sledge. Award-winning student essays will be presented by Rolando Hernandez of Eau Claire, Lionel Kanyowa of the United Kingdom. 

Musical selections will be performed by All God’s Children Community Choir and the LMC Concert Choir.

The event is free and open to the public. Breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. The ceremony runs from 8 until 9:30 a.m.

Guests are invited to bring donated hygiene and toiletry items for the Emergency Shelter, Child and Family Services – Safe Shelter for Domestic Violence and Salvation Army’s Men’s Shelter. A complete list of accepted items can be found at www.volunteerswmi.org

RSVP by contacting Kathy Tebell at (269) 927-6197 or tebell@lakemichigancollege.edu by Friday, January 13.

Tuesday, January 17 Race Relations Council Forum at LMC-Benton Harbor

A Race Relations Council Forum on “Promoting Racial Equality in Education” will be held Tuesday, January 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at LMC’s Napier Avenue Campus in the Brown Lecture Hall located in D-112 on the Richard J. Pappas Student Service Center lower level.

This forum will address a variety of strategies for promoting racial equality in education. The first hour will be devoted to presentations by four panelists: Jeffrey Booker, Larry Feldman, Rebecca Fudge and Gladys Peeples-Burks. The second hour will be devoted to questions and discussion between panel members and attendees.

For more information about MLK Jr. events at LMC, contact Kathy Tebell at (269) 927-6197 or tebell@lakemichigancollege.edu.

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