The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. to speak at annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The 21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast: A Conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is set for Jan. 16 at the Lincoln Park Student Center. (World Telegram & Sun/Dick DeMarsico)
On Jan. 16, the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. will speak at DePaul's 21st annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast. The annual event is part of the President's Signature Series and brings together members of the entire university community to celebrate the life and living legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an activist for social justice within the African-American community.

Jackson, the founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will by joined on stage by Horace Hall, an associate professor in DePaul's College of Education to discuss King's legacy and how to nurture the next wave of resistance.

"The Rev. Jackson has a longstanding relationship with the DePaul community and we consider him a partner in our social justice and educational mission," says Elizabeth Ortiz, vice president for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity at DePaul. "In this, the 50th year since Dr. King's assassination, I can think of no better person to help us explore his legacy than Rev. Jackson, who was there by his side in Memphis, Tennessee."

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Programming is scheduled to last from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is required. 

21st annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast: A Conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.
Tuesday, Jan. 16
9:30 a.m. - noon
Lincoln Park Student Center, room 120 A/B