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36th Annual
Martin Luther King Luncheon

The African American Community Service Agency and Joyner Payne Youth Service Agency presents 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon

In Remembrance of Mrs. Coretta Scott King.

This special event will take place at The San Jose Scottish Rite Center, 2455 Masonic Dr, San Jose, CA 95125 at 11:00 am for Vendor Display and 12:00 noon for the Luncheon.

Remembering the Queen Behind The King: Is Education Fulfilling its Purpose on the Dream

"I often wonder whether or not education is fulfilling its purpose. A great majority of the so-called education people do not think logically and scientifically. Even the press, the classroom, the platform, and the pulpit in many instances do not give us objective and unbiased truths. To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from fiction." - Coretta Scott King, The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Julianne Malveaux has long been recognized for her progressive and insightful observations. She is a labor economist, noted author and colorful commentator. Described by Cornel West as "the most iconoclastic public intellectuals in the country". Her contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender and their economic impacts are shaping public opinion in 21st Century America. Click here to read more.....

Lifetime Achievement Award

This year's Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Mrs. Iola Williams. More information on this truly awesome awardee will be provided soon.

"Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right."
                        Martin Luther King, Jr.
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