Gail C. Christopher to give keynote at 37th MLK Breakfast


— Nationally recognized leader in health policy Gail C. Christopher will deliver the keynote address at the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Monday, January 15, 2018, in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway in Arnold.

The theme of this year’s breakfast is “Keep on Pushing.” Doors open and food is available at 7:30 a.m., with the program beginning promptly at 8 a.m. As in prior years, participants are asked to bring canned goods to be donated to a local food drive.

Former senior advisor and vice president of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the world’s largest philanthropies, Christopher was the visionary for the organization’s Truth Racial Healing and Transformation effort for America.

In 2017 she left her leadership position at the organization and launched the Maryland-based Ntianu Center for Healing and Nature, utilizing her particular expertise in integrative health and medicine.

A prolific writer, she is the author or co-author of three books and a monthly column in the Federal Times. She has been in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Times, National Journal, Essence, “Good Morning America,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” National Public Radio and documentaries on PBS and CBS.

Tickets for the breakfast are $35 at Evenbrite. They also are available by contacting Eugene Peterson at 301-538-0887 or Erica Matthews at 443-761-9734. Make checks payable to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Committee and mail to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Committee, Attn: Erica Matthews, P.O. Box 6412, Annapolis, MD 21401.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Committee is the organizer of this annual event.