35th Annual DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY CELEBRATION “...even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” JANUARY 17, 2022 / 9:00AM THE VERVE / CROWN PLAZA HOTEL / NATICK, MA THIS IS A HYBRID EVENT *IN PERSON: DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 AM NETWORKING & HOT BREAKFAST 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM *MASKS RECOMMENED *GUESTS OVER 12 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE VACCINATED *NO WALK-INS ALLOWED IN-PERSON REGISTRATION DEADLINE JANUARY 7, 2022 TICKETS: ADULT $40, YOUTH (13-18) $10, CHILDREN (5-12) $5

35th Annual DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY CELEBRATION “...even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” JANUARY 17, 2022 / 9:00AM THE VERVE / CROWN PLAZA HOTEL / NATICK, MA THIS IS A HYBRID EVENT *IN PERSON: DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 AM NETWORKING & HOT BREAKFAST 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM *MASKS RECOMMENED *GUESTS OVER 12 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE VACCINATED *NO WALK-INS ALLOWED IN-PERSON REGISTRATION DEADLINE JANUARY 7, 2022 TICKETS: ADULT $40, YOUTH (13-18) $10, CHILDREN (5-12) $5

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Virtual Celebration - 1/17/2022

Starts 9am ET

Keynote Speaker

E. LaBrent Chrite, PhD

E. LaBrent Chrite, PhD is the ninth president of Bentley University, is an experienced higher education leader who believes business can change lives for the better. He served most recently as the president of Bethune-Cookman University, where he led the institution through an extensive review that resulted in continued accreditation and strengthened institutional governance and fiscal integrity. Prior to joining Bethune-Cookman, Brent served as the dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and dean and professor of management at the Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State University. Over the course of his career, Brent has helped governments, universities and foundations across the world to develop programs and research initiatives aimed at bolstering emerging markets, entrepreneurism and capital development and reducing poverty. Originally from Detroit, Brent has a PhD from the University of Michigan, MS from the University of Missouri-Columbia and BA from Michigan State University.

Emcee

Kwani A. Lunis

Kwani A. Lunis is currently the Social Media Producer and a Digital Host at NBC 10 Boston/ NECN. Before that she worked at NBC Sports Boston as the Social Media Coordinator & Social Media Correspondent on the Emmy Award-winning show Quick Slants. She got her start in the industry her Junior year of college when she had the opportunity to intern for an early-morning sports radio show at WEEI in Boston. Kwani is a Boston College alumna and proud Jersey girl.

Musician

Athene WilsonAthene Wilson, a familiar voice around Boston’s music scene, has performed Jazz, Gospel, and R&B in different venues in and around Boston. She has accompanied several local artists, as well as done background work for national and internationally renowned artists. Ms.Wilson’s multi-faceted vocals have resonated across stages in Germany, France, Japan, and the Caribbean.

Artist

Rob Surrette

Rob Surrette - is one of the top artists in the world today as well as a prominent humanitarian.

He has appeared on: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The TODAY Show twice, Good Morning America twice, and The Tonight Show!

He is a Top-Tier Master Fine Artist for:Disney, Lucasfilm, DC Comics, DreamWorksand Muppets!

Feel free to visit him on the web at: AmazingHeroArt.com and www.facebook.com/RobSuretteAmazingHeroArt

Register for the Celebration!

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