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Community Members Will Gather to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dec. 22, 2016 — The 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Power Leadership Breakfast is planned for 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14 at Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center. This annual celebration of Dr. King’s life and work is free and open to the public. 

This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Legacy, Act on the Dream.” The breakfast will include an invocation by New Hope Baptist Church Associate Minister Dr. Charles Reese, scholarship presentations, student performances and lively discussions designed to inspire action. 

“Dr. King was passionate about education, justice and social equity,” said Power Breakfast Co-Chair Evelyn McKnight. “We will honor his legacy by focusing on these important issues through our speakers and having table discussions on how we can now act on the dream.”

A business and information expo will immediately follow the Power Leadership Breakfast at Spring Creek Campus. Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

Other events planned to honor Dr. King’s legacy include:

  • Come. Unity Night – “Church, Act on the Dream” on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship Church, 2801 E. President George Bush Hwy. in Plano.
  • Community Unity Walk on Monday, Jan. 16 at 8 a.m. Meet up in the Hobby Lobby Parking Lot – 900 W. 15th St. in Plano.
  • Plano ISD MLK Tribute, Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at Williams High School, 1717 17th St. in Plano.

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,100 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.