The annual Crispus Attucks Community Center MLK Breakfast is a time for the community to come together, to foster relationships, to dialogue around the life and legacy of Dr. King, and to confront issues of inequity and injustice. This event, the Center’s largest fundraiser, annually raises $100,000 in critical funds for the Center, nearly 1/3 of its yearly budget.
While we have been virtual for the past two years, for 2023 we are planning an in-person return to Millersville University with the addition of a livestream option. And we are excited to announce our 2023 featured speaker and theme. On Monday, Jan. 16, to celebrate the 35th annual MLK Breakfast, we will welcome Dr. Marc Lamont Hill back to Lancaster for “And How Are The Children … Now?” You may remember Dr. Hill from the 2018 MLK Breakfast. He is one of our most highly-regarded past speakers, and we feel his background and experience will be extremely impactful at this moment in time.
A Philadelphia native, Dr. Hill is currently the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN. Dr. Hill is a social justice activist and organizer and a founding board member of My5th, a non-profit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. He is also a board member and organizer of the Philadelphia Student Union. Dr. Hill also works closely with the ACLU Drug Reform Project, focusing on drug informant policy.
“And How Are The Children?” is a traditional greeting passed amongst the Masai in Kenya. The greeting acknowledges the high value of children and their wellbeing, and it acts as a barometer to how our community and society is fairing. The goal is to always be able to answer the greeting with “All the children are well.” Given the increased challenges currently facing young people, Dr. Hill will give us a deeper look into how we can collectively work to build a better community and world, one where we can truly answer, “All the children are well.”
The event will be emceed by Jeremy Jenkins, WGAL-TV.
- $75 in-person ticket: This traditionally-priced breakfast ticket gains you access to the in-person event at Millersville University on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, and supports all the programs and services at the Crispus Attucks Community Center. All ticket revenue goes to the Center.
- Pay-what-you-will in-person ticket (suggested $25 minimum payment): This breakfast ticket gives you the option of selecting the payment most appropriate for your budget, whether it is lower or higher than the standard $75 ticket. This option gives you access to the in-person event at Millersville University on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, and every dollar goes to the Center.
- $25 livestream ticket: Because we received positive feedback on the convenience of the virtual MLK Breakfast, we wanted to offer that remote accessibility to the community again this year – just with a simplified livestream rather than a full virtual production. You will receive a link to the livestream, which will be available only during the live event, and a link to the digital program. The entire ticket fee goes to the Center.
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Millersville, Pennsylvania 17551