The University of Washington Tacoma Black Student Union is excited to bring the community together at its 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast. A celebration that in part honors the contributions offered and inspired by by Dr. King and in part as an opportunity to bring UW Tacoma students, faculty, staff and our surrounding communities together around a common goal of unity, hope, honor and celebration of the common effort toward freedom, equity and justice.
Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. John “Push” Gaines, a former at-risk kid turned mentorship advocate. His message is all about pushing through adversity and defying the odds. John’s childhood was one of extreme adversity. Growing up surrounded by drugs and violence, facing personal struggles, and being bullied for his differences, he had every reason to give up, but he pushed through. Now, as a professional speaker and author, John strives to help & teach people to overcome and to rise.
We also will be honoring several in our community with the Dream Awards. We look forward to seeing you there!