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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, a fundraising event for the Crispus Attucks Community Center, enjoys a long tradition in Lancaster County. Each year 700+ community leaders gather to honor Dr. King’s legacy through performances, community awards and a keynote speech. This year, due to COVID-19, the breakfast will look quite different.The 33rd annual event will be held Monday, Jan. 18, from 8-9 a.m. in a live, virtual format.This year’s theme – Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? – takes its name from Dr. King’s final book and will feature a keynote by Heather McGhee.Ron Ford is this year’s honorary event chair. Ford was the first African American elected to Lancaster City Council, the first African American elected President of Lancaster City Council, and the first and only African American elected as a Lancaster County Commissioner to date.The virtual event will be emceed by Danielle Woods, WGAL-TV, and is Crispus Attucks’ largest fundraiser of the year.Text MLK to 243-725 for more information Keynote Speaker – Heather C. McGhee Keynote Speaker – Heather C. McGheeMcGhee, 40, is a distinguished senior fellow at Demos, a public policy think tank devoted to creating a democracy and economy rooted in racial equity. During a live C-SPAN appearance in 2016 in which McGhee was discussing the upcoming presidential election, “Garry from North Carolina” called in and said, “I’m a white male, and I am prejudiced.” He went on to explain his prejudices came, in part, from reading about young Black men engaged in crime to get money for drugs. “What can I do to change? To be a better American?” Garry asked McGhee.McGhee paused, thanked Garry, and made several recommendations on how he could begin to overcome his prejudice. This conversation went viral and has been viewed more than 8 million times online. Shortly following McGhee’s exchange with Garry, Starbucks founder Howard Schultz asked her to advise the company as it designed anti-bias training for 175,000 employees in the wake of the unjust arrest of two Black men in a Philadelphia store. McGhee co-authored a report with recommendations for how Starbucks could apply a racial equity lens to their business, and about how other companies both large and small can benefit from doing the same thing.McGhee holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Civic Participation, and serves on multiple boards of trustees, including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Indivisible. Her first book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together,” will be published in February 2021. As racism, police brutality and decades of inequity facing people of color are causing protests and renewed calls nationwide for racial justice, McGhee’s timely keynote will discuss how we can create a more just and equitable community.## To make a donation to the Crispus Attucks Community Center, visit CAPLanc.org/donate.Sponsorships are currently available to support the work of the Crispus Attucks Community Center in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. For sponsorship information, please contact Kristy Aurand, kaurand@caplanc.org or 717.299.7388 ext. 3032.Text MLK to 243-725 for more information

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