18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch set for District 2

January 14, 2015

Louisville – Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) will join the Men of Peace for the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch: “Keeping the Dream Alive” as Metro Louisville begins a week of special events to honor the late civil rights leader.

          “Now more than ever, we need to be reminded of Dr. King’s message of civil rights and social justice for all in this world,” says Shanklin. “We need to help our young people understand the need for equality for all while we strive for justice and peace in the world.”

The Brunch will get underway at 11:00am at Newburg Middle School, 4901 Exeter Avenue on Saturday, January 17th.

The Brunch is a fundraising effort for various youth programs sponsored by the Men of Peace Presbyterian Church throughout the year. This year the group will sponsor a free week at summer camp for underprivileged children in the district.

Awards will be presented to students of Newburg Middle School who were winners of the “What Dr. M.L. King, Jr. means to me” essay contest.

“This is an opportunity for us to help the young people of Metro Louisville lead a better life and become better citizens,” says Shanklin. “I am pleased to help the Men of Peace spread Dr. King’s message through their actions. I hope the community will come out and celebrate with us as we all enjoy this event.”

 Joining Dr. Shanklin at the event will be former Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott.

 For ticket information about the Brunch, call Michael Foreee Sr. at 502-819-5723 or contact Councilwoman Shanklin’s office at 574-1102.