ORONO — The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area Branch NAACP and the University of Maine Division of Student Life, will be held 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Wells Conference Center on campus. Doors open at 8 a.m.
The event was originally scheduled for Jan. 21, but was postponed due to inclement weather.
The family-friendly event will celebrate King’s life and legacy, inspiration, dedication to diversity and social commitment. The breakfast celebration will feature food and music, and recognition of the recipient of the Dorothy Clarke Wilson Peace Writing Prize. Amy Sneirson, executive director of the Maine Human Rights Commission, will deliver the keynote address.
Tickets are $20; $15 for children ages 12 and younger; free for UMaine students with a valid MaineCard. Registration is available online; tickets also will be available at the door until they are sold out.
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant and sea grant university. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 62 countries. It currently enrolls 11,404 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.