The Center is named for Crispus Attucks, a Black man who was the first American killed in the Revolutionary War, of whom the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “He is one of the most important figures in African American history, not for what he did for his own race but for what he did for all oppressed people everywhere. He is a reminder that the African American heritage is not only African but American and it is a heritage that begins with the beginning of America.”
Part of the Center’s continued commitment to amplifying the Black voice is through its annual hosting of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast. This event, the Center’s largest fundraiser, annually raises $100,000 in critical funds for the Center, nearly 1/3 of its yearly budget.
Out of an abundance of caution and concern regarding COVID-19 and its variants, the Center will once again be hosting a fully virtual event. The theme is “The Fierce Urgency of Now” in reference to Dr. King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.
Aiko Bethea will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Bethea is a leader, builder and connector, and has successfully navigated a dynamic career with roles spanning government, philanthropic, nonprofit and private sectors. After leading a legal team at the City of Atlanta under the direction of Stacey Abrams, Aiko served as Director of Compliance for the City of Atlanta and Deputy Director of a compliance department at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Most recently, she was Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The founder of RARE Coaching & Consulting, Aiko uses her gifts as an executive coach to guide leaders and teams of Fortune 100 companies and global nonprofit organizations in removing barriers to inclusion. And she has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top seven anti-racism educators for companies.
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