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UCA hosts annual Prayer Breakfast

The University of Central Arkansas will host its annual MLK Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 14, as part of the national observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Held each year to celebrate the federal holiday, the event will be in room 205 of the Ronnie Williams Student Center. This is the 14th year for the annual event.

The 2022 theme is “Better Together,” and Arkansas State Rep. Jamie Scott will be the guest speaker. Scott, who is serving her second term representing District 37, is the youngest Black woman elected to the Arkansas State Legislature. 

“Rep. Scott will bring an energy and insight to our campus from her work in the Arkansas State Legislature and in the community,” said Angela Jackson, associate dean and director of the Office of Diversity and Community.When attendees leave the event Friday, it is our goal that they will have a renewed sense of what it means to be better together. Through her message, I’m hopeful the spirit of Dr. King’s mission of nonviolence and social change will inspire us.” 

The program includes special performances by Stephen Feldman, UCA professor of cello.

Organizers are asking potential attendees to register by Jan. 13 by emailing diversity@uca.edu. A to-go breakfast meal will be distributed after the program.