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Quinsigamond Community College to Host 30th Annual Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
cronayne [at]

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Worcester, MA – January 13, 2015 – Quinsigamond Community College announces the 30th Annual Community breakfast to honor the Reverent Martin Luther King, Jr. The breakfast will be held Monday, January 19, 2015 at QCC’s 670 West Boylston Street location.

This year’s keynote address, “Our Shared Humanity: Creating Understanding through the Principles of MLK,” will be delivered by Nontombi Naomi Tutu. Ms. Tutu is the third child of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and has a guiding principle in life to bring different groups together to learn from and celebrate their differences and acknowledge their shared community.

The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu’s life as an activist for human rights. These experiences taught her that our whole human family loses when we accept situations of oppression, and how the teaching and preaching of hate and division injure us all. She has taken up the challenge and channeled the opportunities she has been given to raise her voice as a champion for the dignity of all.

“Quinsigamond Community College is delighted to host the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast as it celebrates its 30th year,” said QCC President Gail E. Carberry. “We are honored to have Nontombi Naomi Tutu  on campus as the featured speaker.”

The event will be held at the Quinsigamond Community College Athletic Center, Worcester. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. and the program will begin 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 event. Tickets are $25 each ($250 for a table of ten) and may be purchased by contacting Susan Laprade, President’s Office at QCC: 508.854.4368 or SLaprade [at] for additional information. For driving directions to QCC, visit

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.