No Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast at UMaine

Updated 1 year ago

After 16 years there will not be a Martin Luther King Junior Day breakfast celebration held at the University of Maine.George Mathis is the President of the Greater Bangor area NAACP.He told TV5 News the chapter has been working to build membership and meetings this past year were inconsistent.Mathis says the chapter is planning to start work on next year’s King Day celebrations in August, and will still continue their work to increase membership.He says there are other groups in the area that will hold King Day events, and he encourages everyone to attend.Annual Martin Luther King service- Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French Street, Bangor. Guest speaker is Bangor school Superintendent Betsy Webb.Potluck- Sunday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Peace and Justice Center on 96 Harlow St., Bangor. Followed by a talk by the Director of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare, Truth and Reconciliation Commission at 7 p.m. The 8th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vigil- Monday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St., Bangor. Sponsored by the Maine Human Rights Coalition.


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