Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We can not turn back.”- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
*** The main ballroom has reached capacity for guest seating for the breakfast. As a result, we have reserved a second ballroom where there will be a full breakfast and a live stream. ***”
For more information contact the church at 508-626-2118.
This is an Hybrid event - January 15, 2024
In person: Doors open at 7:15 AM Networking & Hot breakfast 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM ET
Virtual Celebration Starts at 9:00 am ET
Sonia Jackson Myles has over 20 years of experience (managing over $20 Billion) in corporate America, working for top Fortune 500 companies such as Ford Motor Company, The Gillette Company and Procter & Gamble. Before launching her entrepreneurial ventures, her last role at Procter & Gamble was Global Director, Packaging, with a responsibility of managing $6 Billion.
Sonia is the Founder, President & CEO of The Accord Group LLC, & The Sister Accord® LLC. In 2013, she founded The Sister Accord® Foundation. Her global movement has 3 areas of focus: Educating girls and women, Enlightening girls and women of the Power of Sisterhood and Eradicating bullying and violence against girls and women. She is on a mission to have 1 Billion girls and women learn how to love themselves and each other. Sonia is the author of The Sister Accord®: 51 Ways To LOVE Your Sister, which was nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award. Her 2nd book, 51 Ways To LOVE Your Children, focuses on building strong families via loving relationships. Sonia launched The Sister Accord® Africa in 2021 and now has three chapters on the continent: Lilongwe, Malawi, Harare and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She recently announced a partnership with The Nelson Mandela Foundation and will be launching a chapter in Johannesburg.
The Sister Accord® Bahamas was also recently announced by Sonia. In addition to The Ohio State University’s Sister Accord Chapter (established in 2018), a new Sister Accord Chapter has been launched at The University of Zimbabwe. She has received numerous awards and was recently featured in Fortune, Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazines highlighting her accomplishments for the 10th Anniversary of The Sister Accord®.
Sonia is a member of the Phi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and a member of Queen City (OH) of The Links, Incorporated. She is married and the mother of two sons, Kendall, 27 and Jordan, 25.
Cory Smith is an award-winning anchor and reporter who joined NBC10 Boston and NECN in June of 2022. Before moving to Boston, Cory spent several years reporting and anchoring at WRC, the NBC-owned station in Washington, D.C., where he covered a host of history-making events in the nation’s capital. His live reporting during the George Floyd protests in 2020 and the Jan. 6 insurrection earned multiple Emmy Awards.
As an investigative reporter at NBC 10 Boston, he has helped shed light on the homelessness and housing crises across Massachusetts. He is also co-host of Boston’s newest Sunday political show @Issue. Cory graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Sympli Whitney is an artist on the move!
Whitney catapulted onto the Indie Music scene contributing to the 2014 independent release titled “Indie Soul United 2” which reached the #2 spot on the U.K. Soul Chart! In 2016, Whitney’s debut CD titled “Ryze of the Phoenix” jumped on the scene with conviction, commanding the charts for well over 8 months straight with hits like her first single titled “I Can See You And Me” which climbed the UK Top 30 Soul Chart to number 4 along with the smash hit "Get Enuff" off the 12" two side vinyl released out of France in the same year which reached number 2 and over 40k views on YouTube! Chart topping hits kept coming every year following!!!!
This burning flame is unstoppable and recently the collaboration between SWP and the musicians across the globe has gained powerful momentum! Fans' reactions to the new look, style and sound coming from East Coast, USA had the dance floors packed with the amazing groovy hits off her SLEEPLESS EP released in Mar. 2021. Later that same year Whitney blew us all away again with an intimate look at love with her latest 3 track release titled THE 45TH CHAPTER. Most recently, Whitney has performed the national anthem for the Red Sox in July, continues to perform as the lead female vocalist and MC for the super popular high energy wedding band, Mystique, out of Southern Mass and a number of live music venues across the commonwealth including The House of Blues, The Beehive, Grace by Nia and City Winery Boston.
But that is not all! Whitney started branching out to production in 2022, producing a sold out show titled MUSIC WITH A PURPOSE featuring top tier internationally renowned musicians. It was a huge success! This led to her most recent project titled LOVE CONQUERS ALL which opened in June 2023 at the nationally known Hatch Shell venue! Whitney and her team are now looking to provide high quality musical productions throughout the commonwealth and beyond!
"Welcome to my journey!" ~ SYMPLI
Rob Surette 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, DreamWorks and Muppets!
Feel free to visit him on the web at: AmazingHeroArt.com and www.facebook.com/
Howard University Step Team
The purpose of this organization is to nurture its members in the areas of leadership, excellence, truth, and service through stepping as a performance discipline.
As leaders in the art of stepping, we will train our members to create new techniques and movements never before seen in step.
Exemplifying excellence, we will represent Howard University on the national and local scale during step competitions and exhibition-style performances. As a performance organization, we will help facilitate Howard’s goals of truth and service by using step to mentor, educate, and train younger steppers in the DC community.
Seeing that the art of stepping can be taken to further lengths, accompanied by other performance skills, The Howard University Step Team is here to represent the university and all its demographics to be yet another example of the Mecca’s reach and influence.
Young Adult Presenter
Lincoln Dunn's inspiring journey from a challenging high school experience to a successful professional in business showcases the power of resilience and personal growth.
Despite initially struggling academically, Lincoln's transformative experience at a military school helped him become a disciplined and responsible young man. He excelled in athletics and academics at Molloy University, earning an MBA in Business Management.
Now, Lincoln has established himself as a respected sales representative and consultant at Oracle and SunRun, respectively. His story serves as a testament to the achievements that can be attained through determination and the pursuit of excellence.
Jaden Barrack-Anidi is a 16-year-old junior at The Roxbury Latin School, located in West Roxbury MA. During this fall, he has been an active participant in his school’s Black Student Union and has been a leader to other young minorities at his school.
As a dedicated Christian and regular attendee of Greater Framingham Community Church, Jaden has also attended weekly youth group meetings at the First Baptist church in Sudbury, as well as a one-week church camp during the past couple of summers in New Hampshire.
Outside of the church, he has a passion for soccer and has enjoyed an excellent start to his penultimate year on the varsity team. He also enjoys reading and will often be found with a book in his hand. In the future, he hopes to play soccer in college and study mechanical engineering.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Conference 2024
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