Watertown Students Make Art Inspired by MLK for Monday’s Unity Breakfast

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Artwork created by Lowell School students.

Ms. Jaclyn Zywocinski & Ms. Christine Talamas and their kindergarten & 1st grade students at the J.R. Lowell Elementary School created the centerpiece art for the annual Unity Breakfast while learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Students talked about how it doesn’t matter what the color your skin is… we are all so special, different and kind.  And all hands, even small ones, can help the world!

The Unity Breakfast will take place on Monday, Jan. 20. See more details below.

Lowell School students made art for the annual Unity Breakfast, which honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Breakfast: 8:30 am  Program: 9:00 am

Location: Hellenic Center, 25 Bigelow Avenue

The 2020 Unity Breakfast will be the 20th anniversary celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

For 20 years the Unity Breakfast has been a Watertown tradition bringing together residents, youth, community organizations and businesses representing Watertown’s diverse population to remember the man who led the fight to end prejudice, racism, and economic injustice.

Some of the artwork for the Unity Breakfast created by kindergartners and first graders at Lowell School.

Highlights 2020 Unity Breakfast include:

Honorary Host, Watertown Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dede Galdston, who will convene this year’s event and serve as its master of ceremonies.

Keynote Speaker, Jonathan Lewis, is a senior organizer and trainer in Kingian nonviolent principles and methods of conflict resolution. He has conducted training workshops and courses throughout the United States and abroad, including in Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Israel, and Nigeria. 

Students at Lowell School created art after learning about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Winners of Middle and High School Essay Contests will be sharing their personal understandings of Dr. King’s life and message. In addition, Watertown Middle School students will share activities using principles of nonviolent conflict resolution.

Music and entertainment by Reggie Harris, a nationally recognized singer, song writer, and story teller; Watertown High School Watertones; and the Boys and Girls Club Hip Hop Dance Team.

The Annual Unity Award presented to a person or organization demonstrating outstanding community service in the previous year.

Delicious and hearty breakfast catered by the Watertown Deluxe Diner.

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