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Berkeley MLK Breakfast will draw community together

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It’s one of the highlights on the Berkeley calendar: the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, and this year it takes place on Monday Jan. 20, 8-10 a.m., at Hs Lordships, on the Berkeley Marina.

The breakfast, which happens on MLK Jr. Day, is in its third year in Berkeley, and always brings together a diverse and friendly crowd to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and to honor the next generation of young leaders. The food isn’t half bad either.

This year’s keynote speaker is the Rev. Leslie White who was one of the founders of the Berkeley breakfast

Rev. White, formerly of the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Berkeley police chief Michael Meehan happened to arrive in the city at about the same time a few years ago. Both agreed that there was a need for a specific event to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

As White said last year: “We wanted a celebration of Dr. King that would be comprehensive, diverse, and touch on the whole community.” … Continue reading »

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Martin Luther King celebrated with Day of Service

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The center of Berkeley’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday will be the awards breakfast, now in its second year, but there is a host of other activities focused on the National Day of Service. The Day of Service was started by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for his first inauguration, four years ago. This year, the official day is on Saturday, but many events are being held on Monday as well, which is both a national holiday and the date of Obama’s second inauguration.

Here are some of the main Berkeley Day of Service opportunities. Most of the links lead to signup pages for specific events. If you know of others, please let tell us in the comments below.  … Continue reading »

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