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38th Annual
Martin Luther King Luncheon

The African American Community Service Agency presents 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, Monday, January 15, 2018.

Theme: "I Still Have A Dream." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This special event will take place at Holiday Inn San Jose - Silicon Valley, 1350 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112 at 11:00 am for Vendor Display and 12:00 noon for the Luncheon.

Keynote Speaker: Emmett D. Carson, PhD.

Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D. is the founding CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. An international thought leader in the field of philanthropy, in 2006 he led the unprecedented merger of two community foundations, creating SVCF. With a growth in assets from $1.4 billion to over $8.2billion, SVCF is the nation's largest community foundation. Click here to read more.....

Master of Ceremonies

This year's Master of Ceremonies is Mr. Marcus Washington.

Marcus Washington anchors "Today In The Bay" 4:30a -7a and "NBC Bay Area News at 11" alongside Laura Garcia. Before joining NBC Bay Area, Marcus served as anchor and reporter at WJZ (CBS) in Baltimore, Maryland. While working in "Charm City," he covered a broad range of stories, but his life and approach to reporting were most deeply impacted by Freddie Gray's death and its aftermath. Click here to read more.....

Iola Williams Lifetime Achievement Award

This year's Iola Williams Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Leon Beauchman. For 15 years Leon Beauchman served on The Santa Clara County Board of Education and was voted president three times by his colleagues. He also served for six years on the Board of Trustees for the Campbell Union School District. Click here to read more.....

"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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