UGA announces Freedom Breakfast & nominations open for President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award

UGA announces Freedom Breakfast and nominations open for President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award

Athens, Ga. – The seventh annual Freedom Breakfast honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Jan. 15 at 7:30 a.m. at the University of Georgia in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall. The breakfast speaker will be The Honorable Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore, retired Superior Court Judge of the Fulton County Atlanta Judicial Circuit. This year’s breakfast theme is “The Power of the Dream. . . Where Do We Go from Here?”

The President’s Fulfilling the Dream Awards, which recognize individuals from UGA, the Athens area and surrounding counties who have made significant efforts to carry on King’s work, will be recognized at the breakfast, which is open to the public.

Nominations for the awards will be accepted through Dec. 4 by the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity. Award nominations should be based on significant contributions an individual has made toward the spirit of the Martin Luther King federal holiday: equal opportunity and justice for all and/or the nominee’s acts supporting the application of King’s ideology and leadership.

Tickets to the breakfast are $18 each or $144 for a table of eight. The deadline for submitting ticket request forms is Dec. 22. After that date, all tickets must be purchased in the Office of Institutional Diversity. No tickets will be sold the day of the event. Seating is limited.

The breakfast is sponsored by UGA and the Athens-Clarke County government and school district.

For award nominations and ticket request forms, see http://uga.edu/diversity/index.php?/events/detail/7th_annual_freedom_breakfast/ or call 706/583-8195 for more information.