Dr. Fania Davis

The 32nd annual community-wide Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Breakfast held by the Crispus Attucks Community Center, will take place on Monday, January 20 on the Millersville University campus. The MLK Breakfast commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and it strives to inspire people to continue the work King began more than 60 years ago.

The breakfast will be held in Marauder Courts at the Student Memorial Center. Coffee and conversation begins at 6:30 a.m., while the breakfast and program will run 7 – 9 a.m. This year’s theme – Peace in the Presence of Justice: Transforming Communities through Restorative Practices – will feature a keynote by Dr. Fania Davis.

Davis was named one of the Los Angeles Times “New Civil Rights Leaders of the 21st Century,” she is a social justice advocate, a restorative justice practitioner and scholar and a former civil rights attorney. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, during the civil rights era and in 2005 founded Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting institutional shifts toward restorative approaches.

Davis’ numerous honors include the Ubuntu award for service to humanity, the Dennis Maloney Award for excellence in Youth Restorative Justice, World Trust’s Healing Justice award, the Tikkun (Repair the World) award, the Ella Baker/Septima Clark Award, the Bioneer’s Changemaker Award, and the Ebony POWER 100 award. She is also a Woodrow Wilson fellow.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King breakfast enjoys a long tradition in Lancaster County. Each year 700+ community leaders gather to honor Dr. King’s legacy.

Advanced tickets to the event are required and cost $75 per person or $750 per table. Tickets can be purchased online at Crispus Attucks MLK Breakfast.

 

 

 

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