Whitesburg KY

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast to be at Benham

Each year Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College hosts the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Diversity Breakfast at the Benham Schoolhouse Inn. All are welcome to celebrate as a community.

This year’s guest speaker is Freddie L. Brown, Jr., district executive director for the YMCA of greater Louisville. Brown leads the diversity, inclusion, and global innovation efforts for the association, and he works with community leaders to identify solutions that uplift West Louisville.

Previously, Brown served as project manager of the Healthier Communities Initiative, one of the Y’s signature initiatives which focuses on combating obesity and reducing chronic disease rates. He began his 20-year career at the YMCA of Central Kentucky, where he served as black achievers director and executive director of the Center for Achievement.

Brown earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Springfield College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Berea College. Brown was awarded the 2008 Role Model of the Year by the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of the Bluegrass, the 2006 Rising Star Award by the Lexington Young Professionals, and the 2005 Street Soldier Award by the Lexington Leadership Foundation.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Diversity Breakfast is sponsored by the SKCTC Office of Diversity & Inclusion. The special presentation and fellowship are free to all.

For $10.95 per person, breakfast includes scrambled eggs, country sausage, cinnamon fried apples, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, milk, and coffee.

For more information, contact Carolyn Sundy (606- 589-3052) or Erica Farmer (606-248-2180).

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