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 2022 MLK Breakfast

Peter Matthews, humanitarian, social entrepreneur, and pastor at McKinley United Methodist Church in Dayton will present the keynote address for the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by the Centerville-Washington Diversity Council.

His topic on Monday, January 17, will be “Where Do We Go From Here? (MLK and a Pandemic of Morals)”

Peter Matthews is a much sought-after author and speaker who has presented extensively throughout the United States, India, Jamaica, England, Switzerland, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Africa over the past two decades. A recurring guest contributor to the Huffington Post, he also is the co-founder of the Global Village, a Methodist church collective of seven churches from which he secured more than $500,000 to initiate creative solutions to persistent problems in critical core urban areas.

He is the inaugural executive director of the John E. Moore Sr. Center for Equity, and is an accomplished scholar on the topic of Martin Luther King, Jr. A graduate of Denison University, Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Geneva (Switzerland), his thesis on King’s international stature is the subject of his latest book The Global King, copies of which will be available for sale and signing at the MLK Breakfast.

The annual breakfast takes place at 7:30 am at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace. Registration starts December 1 with online registration at cwtdiversity.org. Printed registration forms that can be mailed will also be available at Centerville Library beginning December 6, 2021. Tickets are $20 each. Space is limited to accommodate safe distancing, and current COVID guidelines will be followed.

Businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring the event are invited to complete a form HERE by November 30.

Diversity Council Membership

The council is seeking new members who are interested in helping further its mission to celebrate and promote an inclusive, diverse and welcoming community. Membership is free and open to people who live, work or worship in Centerville/Washington Township.

If you have an interest in council participation, contact Council Chair Sivaji Subramaniam at ssdg6670@sbcglobal.com, (937) 902-7435 or Carol Kennard, past chair, at cgkennard@woh.rr.com. Events are posted on this website and also our Facebook page.

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Welcome to the Centerville-Washington Diversity Council!

The Council is comprised of more than 50 representatives from local government, public and private schools, businesses, media, faith and other ethnic communities, as well as a cross section of various races, ages, physical abilities and sexual orientations.

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