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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

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 MLK logo17th Annual Celebration Breakfast

Theme: Their Time, Our Issues, a Dialogue with Young Leaders

Date::  January 16, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Doors opens at 7:30 a.m.

Location: Missouri Southern State University Billingsly Student Center Ballroom

Cost: $10/person. Free to children under age 5 and MSSU students with student ID.

Tickets: Reservations for tickets should be submitted online or purchased at the Campus Ticket office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 11. 

Alvin Miller Guest Speaker for the MLK BreakfastGuest Speaker: Mr. Alvin Miller - As an advocate for social justice and educational equity, Miller has focused his efforts on the youth. Recognized for leadership in community service, he has been involved with Hope Unlimited and the St. Louis County NAACP. For seven years he served as chair of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in Kirkwood, Missouri. 

Contact Person: Faustina Abrahams, Chairperson, MSSU Diversity Committee

Telephone and/Email: 417-625-9521,

Register for the Breakfast

Monday, Jan. 16
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”

Service locations and how to sign up to volunteer: 

Those words by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. form the basis for the annual Day of Service at Missouri Southern. Participants will be able to select from a list of non-profit organizations in need of volunteer services that day. Names of the organizations and available times will be available at Day of Service Organization. Service times will vary by location. The website will note organizations where children will be welcome to serve as well.

Note the times of service requested, the type of assistance needed and contact the organizations representative directly.  

Time: 10 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m

MLK Day activities at Missouri Southern are sponsored by : 

Lion Pride

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Commerce Bank
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carver logo KOAM and Fox 14 are proud sponsors of the Martin Luther King Great Day of Service. Islamic Society of Joplin


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