On February 1, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. in Woodland Commons, UMass Dartmouth will hold its 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast. The annual event celebrates the life of Dr. King and brings in speakers to comment on King’s legacy and issues related to equality.
This year’s theme is "Building Momentum through Love", with a focus on support and acknowledgment of the LGBT community. This year’s keynote speaker is Wade Davis, former NFL player, equality advocate, and educator. Davis is the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant and currently consults for numerous professional sports leagues on issues at the intersection of sexism, racism, and homophobia. Davis creates league-wide inclusive leadership strategies, leads inclusion-training sessions for coaches and players, and builds and launches national engagement initiatives.
Chancellor Robert E. Johnson will be offering an introduction to the event. Special musical guests Kimberley Locke, a finalist on American Idol, and Jerome Kyles will also be attending.