Thursday, December 11, 2008

Freedom Breakfast Planned for Jan. 16 at UGA

The sixth annual Freedom Breakfast honoring the life and work of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. The speaker will be U.S. Rep. and civil rights activist John Lewis.

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 presented at the breakfast, which is open to the public.

Tickets to the event run $18 each or $162 for a table of nine. Ticket request forms are available by contacting UGA's Office of Institutional Diversity. The deadline for submitting ticket request forms is Dec. 19. After that date, all tickets must be purchased in the OID. No tickets will be sold the day of the event. Seating is limited. For more information, call the Office of Institutional Diversity at 706/583-8195.

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

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