Watertown Will Celebrate 20th Unity Breakfast in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The following information was provided by World in Watertown:

Watertown will celebrate its 20th Unity Breakfast to remember Martin Luther King Jr. at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 20 at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 25 Bigelow Ave., Watertown.

The breakfast has become a Watertown tradition, drawing over 400 guests. This year’s honorary host will be Deanne Galdston, superintendent of the Watertown Public Schools. The keynote speaker is Jonathan Lewis, senior level Kingian Nonviolence trainer, Positive Peace Warrior Network. Music will be provided by Reggie Harris, songwriter, storyteller and lecturer, as well as the Watertown High School’s Watertones.

Watertown middle and high school students will display art murals and share essays on King’s legacy and how his teachings relate to their lives, and the hip-hop dance team from the Watertown Boys and Girls Club will perform.

The Unity Award will be presented Watertown individuals or community organizations that have demonstrated outstanding community service to the town

The breakfast is sponsored by the World in Watertown in collaboration with Survival Education Fund Inc. and Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment.

The doors open at 8:15 a.m., breakfast will be served 8:30-9 a.m., and the program will take place 9-11 a.m. Tickets are $10; children twelve and younger are free.

For tickets and information, visit https://www.unitybreakfast2020.eventbrite.com or contact 617-794-0483 or worldinwatertown@yahoo.com.

3 thoughts on “Watertown Will Celebrate 20th Unity Breakfast in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. I get the impression from these programs that most Watertown parents don’t know how to raise their children to have proper morals and need instruction from experts on how to do so.

    • This is a celebration in honor of Martin Luther King’s life and legacy. We welcome students in celebrating that legacy. It is a wonderful celebration that you and your family might enjoy. That is all it is.

    • One other thought. The Unity Breakfast is about embracing and celebrating Dr. King’s commitment to racial and economic justice … not telling parents how to raise their children.

      And in fact the Unity Breakfast program always includes significant participation from Watertown youth who are sharing their insights and stories with everyone else. This year, for example, they will include WMS and WHS students reading essays about how Dr. King’s principles have influenced them, chorale music from the WHS chorale group (Watertones), a mural created by a WHS art class, and even centerpieces on the tables made by students at the Lowell Elementary School.

      Please join us and be part of this important community tradition … !

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