ORONO — The 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast celebration will be held on Monday, Jan. 20 at the University of Maine, co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area Branch NAACP and the UMaine Division of Student Life. Doors open at 8 a.m. in the Wells Conference Center; the two-hour event begins at 8:30 a.m.
This year’s keynote address, “Leading in the Spirit of MLK,” will be delivered by Joyce Taylor Gibson, associate professor of leadership and organizational studies at the University of Southern Maine. Gibson has more than three decades in higher education academic affairs and student affairs, most recently as dean of USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College for nine years. Her research interests include community-university partnerships, leadership diversity and organizational change. Her leadership in the community includes serving on the board of Maine ACLU and the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
The event also will feature live music and the presentation of the Dorothy Clark Wilson Peace Writing Prize.
Tickets are $20 per person; $15 for children ages 12 and under. Admission is free for undergraduate UMaine students with a valid MaineCard. Organizations and departments can sponsor tables of up to 10 people for $200.
Advance registration is strongly recommended; a limited number of seats will be available at the door the day of the event. Registration and more information are online. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Robert Jackson at 207-581-9517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.