Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) is inviting the community to join a special event with the Men of Peace for the 21st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Brunch with the continuing theme of “Keeping the Dream Alive” as Metro Louisville kicks off a week of special events to honor the late civil rights leader.
“Dr. King’s message of civil rights and social justice continues to be an important message for all of us in Louisville, Kentucky and in our country,” says Shanklin. “This brunch is one of the ways we help our young people understand the need for equality for all while we strive for justice and peace in the world.”
The MLK Jr. Brunch will get underway at 11:00am at Newburg Middle School, 4901 Exeter Avenue on Saturday, January 13th.
This year’s featured speaker is the Reverend Lesa Dae of St. Stephens Church Women’s Ministry.
The event is an important fundraising effort for various youth programs sponsored by the Men of Peace Presbyterian Church throughout the year.
“These programs provide us an opportunity to help the young people of Metro Louisville lead a better life and become better citizens,” says Shanklin. “I am pleased to help the Men of Peace spread Dr. King’s message through their actions. I hope the community will come out and celebrate with us as we all enjoy this event.”
For ticket information about the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch, call Michael Foree Sr. at 502-819-5723 or contact Councilwoman Shanklin’s office at 574-1102.