Allen Temple AME Church and Cherokee County Government are hosting the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast on Jan. 18 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center on Bluffs Parkway in Canton. This Hundreds of residents – from all racial, political, social and religious backgrounds – gather each year to honor the legacy of one of America’s greatest civil rights icons and promote unity among the citizens of the county.
Guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast as well as dynamic speakers, musical groups, and other performances. The event is capped by presenting the MLK Unity Award to an individual who has made a positive impact on the county by fostering harmonious racial and cultural relations.
This year the master of ceremonies will be Chelsey McNeill, morning meteorologist for 11 Alive News and the special guest speaker will be Monica Kaufman-Pearson, retired anchor of WSB-TV’s Channel 2 Action News. Special guests will include the Cherokee Charter Academy Choir, Men of Hardt – Reinhardt University, Allen Temple Christian Academy, and Allen Temple Hands in Praise.
The MLK UNITY Award was established in 1999 by Rev. Carl A. Moore, Sr., pastor of Woodstock’s Allen Temple AME Church.
Nominees must be Cherokee County residents, or someone who has contributed to Cherokee County by engaging in activities that foster racial and cultural unity on a local, regional or national level. The selection committee uses the following criteria to evaluate the nominees.
- Effort: The nominee’s efforts promote unity through community service and/or outreach activities that have the effect of bridging racial, cultural, or social differences.
- Impact: The nominee’s actions have an ongoing impact on the greater community relative to the size, scope and scale.
- Inclusion: The nominee’s efforts influence accessibility and increase opportunities for diverse populations to participate in, or benefit from programs provided to the community.
- Fairness: The nominee’s efforts promote fair and ethical treatment of others.
For more information on this community event visit www.allentempleame.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org