Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast honors the dream
Steve Jones (on left) of Berea College says Faith, Family, and Education are the three things you need to lead a good life. Jones was the guest speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Color of Unity breakfast at Hazard Community and Technical College on Monday, Jan. 19. My message for young people is number one, to have hope. Never give up. Never give up on your dream and to stay strong in your faith," Jones said. Jessica Higgins provided a Rosa Parks Reenactment from that famous day she refused to give up her seat on a bus. African American teachers were honored by Ludrenia Hagans Shepherd, HCTC professor; Karen Clayton Washington, Child Development and Mental Health Specialist; and Whitney Navarez, Special Education Teacher at East Perry Elementary. Pathfinders Kids and AmeriCorps Vistas assisted with the presentation of the banner used during the march. HCTC President Dr. Steve Greiner (on right) welcomed the large crowd in the First Federal Center. Daniel Madden, Director of Ministries at Frontline Ministries provided the blessing of the breakfast. Janice Hagans-Higgins, HCTC s new Coordinator of Mentoring and Outreach, provided closing remarks. About 185 people attended the event.