CMCC to pay homage to the legacy of Martin Luther King

LYNN — The Community Minority Cultural Center, a Lynn-based organization that promotes multiculturalism, is hosting the 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Porthole Restaurant.

Darrell Murkison, secretary of the Community Minority Cultural Center (CMCC), is serving as the master of ceremonies for the event, which he said will be especially poignant as this year marks the 50th year since his assassination.

Murkison said the event will feature guest speakers, performances from local groups and will be attended by some local politicians. About 200 people are expected to attend.

“It’s all about paying homage to the legacy of Dr. King,” Murkison said.

The public is also invited to attend MLK Volunteer Day on Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join Mayor Thomas M. McGee, Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) Boston, Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) and Lynn Economic Opportunity (LEO) and other community partners to connect community members with free community resources.

The event kickoff is at 10:30 a.m. at Lynn City Hall with the mayor and JVS CEO Jerry Rubin. Campaign activities are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The mayor will celebrate the kickoff of the “Learn More, Earn More” campaign, which will build awareness of free community resources that assist English-language learners seeking to become employed or advance their careers. One featured resource, the English for Advancement Program, plans to serve 100 adult learners in Lynn this year.

English for Advancement is a partnership between LHAND, LEO, and JVS. Volunteers will be going door to door as well as sharing information at community businesses to inform residents about the resources.

After two to three hours of volunteering, citizens can then spend time at headquarters, Lynn Housing Authority at 10 Church St., where drinks, coffee and hot chocolate will be provided. There will also be music and festivities.

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