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Quinsigamond Community College to Host 25th Annual Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Contact: Meredith Galena 508-854-7498
mgalena [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
1/15/2010

Worcester, Ma – Quinsigamond Community College and the University of Massachusetts Medical School announce the 25th Annual Community Breakfast to honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s breakfast will feature keynote speaker, Ms. Donzaleigh Abernathy, the youngest daughter of the civil rights leader, Reverand Ralph Abernathy. The breakfast will be held Monday, January 18, at Quinsigamond Community College.

Ms. Abernathy is the author of the pictorial history book entitled, Partners To History: Martin Luther King, Ralph David Abernathy and the Civil Rights Movement. She is an activist for human rights and is also an accomplished actress, appearing in numerous films and television series.

“Quinsigamond Community College is thrilled to host the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast as it celebrates its 25th year,” said QCC President Gail E. Carberry. “We are excited to have Donzaleigh Abernathy on campus as the featured guest of honor.”

The program will be held at the Quinsigamond Community College Athletic Center, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester. Doors open at 7:15 a.m.; program begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. A limited number of tickets are still available; however, they must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door on the day of the breakfast. Tickets are $25 each or $250 for a table of ten and may be purchased through Susan Laprade, President’s Office at QCC: (508) 854-4368 for additional information. Go to www.qcc.edu/pages/Driving_Directions.html for driving directions.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.