Donna Brazile, the first African-American to manage a presidential campaign when she was campaign manager for Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, will keynote this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center on January 20.
The Breakfast will bring together an estimated 2,000 supporters and will be an opportunity to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of service and create an imperative to live out his legacy in homes, communities and world according to organizers.
This will be the 24th anniversary of the annual Breakfast. It starts at 7:00am and concludes at 9:00am.
This year’s breakfast theme is “Reimagine the Future.”
Brazile is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and has lectured at over 125 colleges and universities around the country. The author of Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics is a regular commentator on CNN and ABC News.
The General Mills Foundation is back again this year as the sponsor alongside the United Negro College Fund.
Also planned for the breakfast will be musical performances from Darnell Davis & The Remnant as well as the MacPhail Community Youth Choir, and the presentation of the Local Legend community service awards.
Tickets for the breakfast can be purchased here.
About Tom Gitaa Gitaa
Born and raised in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, Tom is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Mshale which has been reporting on the news and culture of African immigrants in the United States since 1995. He has a BA in Business from Metro State University and a Public Leadership Credential from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the Dish Network satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states. Tom has served and chaired various boards including Global Minnesota (formerly Minnesota International Center), the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has previously served as the first Black President of the Board of Directors at Books for Africa. He also serves on the boards of New Vision Foundation and the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium. He has previously served two terms on the board of the United Nations Association. An avid runner, he retired from running full marathons after turning 50 and now only focuses on training for half marathons.
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