Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration Jan. 15 at UMaine

The 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area NAACP and the University of Maine Division of Student Life, will be held Jan. 15 at Wells Conference Center on campus.

The family-friendly event will celebrate King’s life and legacy, inspiration, dedication to diversity and social commitment.

Highlights include a keynote address, “Fifty Years After Martin: Does the Arc of Our Moral Universe Bend Toward Justice?” by Maine Representative Craig Hickman of Winthrop. Hickman is an organic farmer, small business owner, chef, award-winning poet, author and third-term legislator. More information about Hickman is available on the Maine House website.

Also providing remarks will be UMaine President Susan J. Hunter, Greater Bangor Area Branch of the NAACP President Michael Alpert, and UMaine Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students Robert Dana.

The breakfast celebration features food and music, and recognition of the recipients of the Dorothy Clarke Wilson Peace Writing Prize and the March Family Peace Studies Scholarship.

Doors open at 8 a.m. Tickets are $20; $15 for children ages 12 and under; 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.

Table sponsorships for organizations are available for $200 through Jan. 12.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Silvestre Guzman,, 581.1437.