Prayer Breakfast Celebrates King Legacy

The Office of Multicultural Student Services will host their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in the Student Center Ballroom 205.

The keynote speaker will be Mrs. Thelma Moton, founder and executive director of Choosing to Excel.

This year’s theme is “Evolution of the Dream” marking the 50th anniversary of King’s March on Washington in 1963. The purpose of the breakfast is to celebrate the spiritual legacy, the moral courage and fortitude that King showcased during his life and work in social justice and civil rights.

“We commemorate, as well, the timeless values he taught us through his examples. The values of service, truth, dignity, humility and compassion so radiantly defined King’s character and empowered his leadership,” said Angela Jackson, director of the University of Central Arkansas Office of Multicultural Student Services.

The Office of Multicultural Student Services provides multiple support services for current minority students (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian/Alaskan Native and Asian/Pacific Islander American). Our mission is to promote student success through retention focused programs, mentoring, leadership development opportunities and life skills enrichment.

The Office of Multicultural Student Services supports all students and campus community members by promoting multicultural programs and initiatives that educate, challenge and foster a sense of inclusion for the members of the UCA community.

The event is free and open to the public.