MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast: The Spirit of Justice in a New Generation

2016 MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast: The Spirit of Justice in a New Generation

The 10th Annual MLK Unity Breakfast will be held on January 18, 2016 to recognize and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and his historic civic leadership that inspired a nation to strive for equality. This gathering honors the message of Dr. King and the progress he continues to inspire.

To speak to current events impacting communities across our nation today, the organizing committee has invited Keith Beauchamp to give the keynote address at this year's MLK Unity Breakfast. Beauchamp is an Emmy-Nominated Producer/ Director, known for his documentary “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till”, that is cited by the United States Department of Justice as a major factor in re-opening the 50 year-old murder case of Emmett Till. He has also collaborated with the FBI’s New Civil Rights “Cold Case” Initiative, producing documentaries on other unsolved civil rights murders in hopes of helping Federal agents with their investigations that could lead to bringing remaining perpetrators to justice. Keith Beauchamp has been featured on '60 Minutes', ABC World News Tonight 'Person of the Week,' Court TV, MSNBC, 'Good Morning America,' CNN, BBC as well as in hundreds of publications around the world. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of Investigation Discovery’s crime reality series, ‘The Injustice Files’.

The Unity Breakfast was established by the Black Student Union to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, and inspire members of the campus community to continue to work to make his vision of an equitable society a reality. The program recognizes students, faculty, and community members for outstanding service to the community through the Dream Awards which are presented during the program. 

The breakfast will also feature performances by United in Praise and VarSity Crew Entertainment

This year's Unity Breakfast is cosponsored by the Division of Student and Enrollment Services and the Black Student Union.