UMass Dartmouth to host 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

The Jan. 29 virtual event will feature musical performances and a keynote address from activist Tamika D. Mallory

On Friday, January 29, 2021, from 9 – 11 a.m., UMass Dartmouth will host the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast via Zoom. The event’s theme “A Call to Action: Then and Now” will center on the importance of social and political activism to effectuate change both during the era of Dr. King and the present.

The event was recorded and we invite you to watch the entire program here.

To strengthen the event’s theme, UMass Dartmouth is excited to announce that Tamika D. Mallory, award-winning social justice leader, activist, and mother, will be the keynote speaker. Mallory is the Co-Chair of the Women's March, Co-Founder of Until Freedom, and served as the youngest ever Executive Director of the National Action Network. As co-chair of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, Mallory helped organize the largest single-day demonstration in American history

Tamika Mallory headshot
Keynote Speaker Tamika D. Mallory

Most recently, Mallory co-founded Until Freedom, an intersectional social justice organization that serves as a clearinghouse for organizers, activists, movement attorneys, artists, celebrities, and formerly incarcerated individuals. Mallory also co-hosts the Street Politicians podcast on iHeart Radio’s Black Effect Network. She was named as one of Time’s 100’s Most Influential People in the world as well as featured on Fortune’s 2017 list of the World’s Greatest Leaders and is being hailed as one of the most influential Black voices in the nation.

The event will also feature remarks from recently appointed Interim Chancellor Mark Fuller and musical performances by Candida Rose and UMassD D’Sword Gospel Choir.

Click here to view the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Program Booklet

The agenda for the event is as follows:

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • David A. Gomes, Chief Diversity Officer
  • Dakeyla Johnson, Crime & Justice Studies Major / Black Studies Minor – Class of 2022

Musical Selection

  • “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by Dr. James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson
  • Designated by the NAACP as “The Black National Anthem”
  • Performed by UMass Dartmouth D’SWORD Gospel Choir – Accompanied by Unique Sound Band

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Speech

  • “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” delivered on April 3, 1968, Mason Temple: Memphis, TN

Introduction of Chancellor

  • David A. Gomes, Chief Diversity Officer

Chancellor’s Remarks

  • Interim Chancellor Dr. Mark A. Fuller

Musical Selection

  • “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers
  • Performed by Candida Rose Baptista

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

  • Dakeyla Johnson, Crime & Justice Studies Major / Black Studies Minor – Class of 2022

Keynote Address / Moderated Question & Answer Session

  • Tamika D. Mallory, Co-Chair of the Women’s March & Co-Founder of Until Freedom

Gift Presentation

  • David A. Gomes, Chief Diversity Officer

Musical Selection

  • “Everlasting God” by William Murphy
  • UMass Dartmouth D’SWORD Gospel Choir – Accompanied by Unique Sound Band

Introduction of Chief Operating Officer

  • David A. Gomes, Chief Diversity Officer

Closing Remarks

  • Mark Preble, Chief Operating Officer, UMass Dartmouth

Musical Selection

  • “We Shall Overcome” by Pete Seeger
  • Performed by Candida Rose Baptista

 

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