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Tickets available for CommUNITY Breakfast in Kennett Square

12/31/2014 09:15AM ● Published by J. Chambless

With much of the nation in turmoil over police killings of unarmed community members, it's especially poignant that the 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CommUNITY Breakfast is calling for action on behalf of justice.

The annual event, scheduled Jan. 18 from 8 to 10 a.m. in Kennett Square, brings together community leaders, the public and volunteers in the spirit of Dr. King's legacy of service. The keynote speaker is Dr. Marjorie G. Adams, a Morgan State University professor, minister, and entrepreneur. She will speak on this year's theme, "Justice," and share some of her thoughts on Dr. King.

She currently shares in ministry at Life of Faith Ministries, and serves as a professor in The School of Business and Management at Morgan State University.  She has previously taught at Coppin State University, The Johns Hopkins University, and The Virginia University of Lynchburg at Baltimore.

She is co-founder of Building Relationships and Involvement Through A Creative Kids Support System (BRICKS). The outreach program for Baltimore inner-city youth teaches entrepreneurship skills.

In a joint venture with the American Bible Society, she conducted focus group interviews across the United States with at-risk youth, and intervention and prevention agencies, to reach these young people. In addition, she mentored teenagers who had been processed through the juvenile justice system, and who spent time in juvenile detention facilities.

Adams has also been a television news reporter, news anchor and show host in Georgia, West Virginia and Virginia, and is the founder and president of The Adams Berryman Company, LLC.
The breakfast is held in conjunction with the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Sharing on Jan. 19, when volunteers across the nation lend a hand to those in need. The breakfast organizers are requesting donations of non-perishable foods for the Kennett Food Cupboard. Participants can drop off their donations at the door.

The breakfast will be held at the Red Clay Room (423 Dalmatian St., Kennett Square). Tickets are $15. For more information, e-mail mlkjrbreakfast@verizon.net, or call 215-820-1164.

To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, e-mail jchambless@chestercounty.com.

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