DePaul University Newsline > Multimedia > The 26th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast
Jan. 17, 2023
Faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests fill the Lincoln Park Student Center on Jan. 17 for the 26th annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast.
A group of high school students from DePaul College Prep attend the event.
President Rob Manuel and Theatre School Dean Martine Kei Green-Rogers introduce keynote speaker Jahmal Cole.
DePaul student Krystal Morgan serves as emcee for the morning.
President Manuel addresses the audience.
Retiree Sandra Bowen leads the audience in singing “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.”
Keynote speaker Jahmal Cole, CEO and founder of My Block, My Hood, My City, recounts when he was accepted to and attended college.
Cole focuses his speech on a lesson he learned from a college coach: Accept full responsibility for your actions.
Valerie Johnson, interim associate provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and associate professor of political science, presents the Social Justice Lifetime Achievement award.
Bishop Tavis Grant, acting national executive director of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, receives the Social Justice Lifetime Achievement award.
Students from The Theatre School perform a spoken-word piece.
The performance was directed by Dexter Zollicoffer, diversity advisor to The Theatre School.
Kristin Lansdown, librarian and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility coordinator, concludes the event.