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Jan. 30, 2002
DH-02-TK-004
Contact: Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Delivers Keynote Address
During Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast Awards

Annual Breakfast provides forum to honor the legacy of Dr. King

Carson, CA - Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA-37) will deliver the Keynote Address during the 8th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast Awards.

Private citizens, local civic groups and students who have made outstanding efforts to advance the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by improving social conditions will be honored during the unity awards breakfast.

WHAT: 8th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Awards Breakfast

WHO: Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald, D-37th District

WHERE: Carson Community Center, 801 East Carson St. Carson, 90745

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb.5, 2002 at 7:30 a.m.

California State University, Dominguez Hills, has joined with the City of Carson to recognize groups and individuals whose work in the areas of social justice and community service best exemplify the ideals that guided the life and beliefs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, awards will be presented in the categories of Social Justice, Student Communiversity Service, Drum Major for Justice, and a special recognition award.

"We are very excited to again be a part of such an important event in our community," said university president Dr. James E. Lyons, Sr. "This breakfast gives us the opportunity to focus our collective attention on the common threads that tie our society together: love for humanity, the pursuit of harmony and happiness, and respect for the freedom to pursue a diverse and relevant education."

Tickets for the awards breakfast can be purchased for $15.00 per person by calling Barbara Ferrell-Edmonson at (310) 243-2114. "The Unity Breakfast Awards has become a signature kickoff to our university's observance of African American History Month," president Lyons explained.

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