MLK Breakfast - Jan 21 at Seacrest

No Place for Hate – Falmouth will host Falmouth’s 12th Annual MLK National Holiday Breakfast at the Sea Crest Resort in North Falmouth on Monday, January 21, 2018 from 9:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., with doors opening at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited to attend and facilities are accessible to all. The event will include a full breakfast, a presentation by guest speaker Rev. June Cooper, live musical entertainment (featuring jazz pianist Ted Jellinek), participation by Falmouth students from Morse Pond School and Falmouth High School, and the presentation to Cape Cod PRIDE, Inc. of the No Place for Hate Falmouth Civic Leadership Award.
Tickets are available through advance registration and payment online at the cost of $20 for adults and $10 for students. To register or to download the form for mail-in reservations, go to www.npfhfalmouth.org. The event registration deadline is Monday, January 7. Past breakfasts have sold out, No Place for Hate – Falmouth recommends that you pre-register. Tickets will be sold at the door only if space is available and at the cost of $25 for adults and $15 for students.
Attendees are requested to further honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. King, Jr. by bringing a donation of a non-perishable item of choice (no sweets, please) for the Falmouth Service Center. Those wishing to attend but needing financial assistance should contact No Place for Hate – Falmouth, which can provide subsidies. To date, Cape Cod Five Bank and Salt Pond Realty join No Place for Hate – Falmouth in sponsoring this event.
This year’s featured speaker is Rev. June R. Cooper, Executive Director of Boston’s City Mission. City Mission, formerly City Mission Society, is the second oldest nonprofit organization in the country, founded in 1816 to carry out social justice in Boston. City Mission catalyzes action to root out poverty in our neighborhoods. Our strategic focus is on homelessness prevention.
Rev. Cooper is a visionary and compassionate leader of City Mission and various Boston organizations, with over thirty years of management experience in health and human services and community organizing. Before coming to City Mission, Rev. Cooper managed Boston’s federal Healthy Start program, a 100 million-dollar initiative that has been credited with significantly decreasing the infant mortality rate in the City of Boston in the late 1990s. She has held academic appointments at Boston College School of Social Work, Boston University School of Social Work, Andover-Newton Theological School and Simmons College, and has served as a diversity consultant to Fortune 500 organizations around the county. Rev. Cooper is an ordained American Baptist minister and she has standing in the United Church of Christ. June is also the Theologian in the City at Old South Church in Boston, MA, This MLK National Holiday, No Place for Hate – Falmouth invites you to be inspired by Rev. Cooper, who values the promise of what can be accomplished by mobilizing people of good faith to overcome social injustice.
This year’s breakfast will also recognize the extraordinary efforts and achievements of Cape Cod PRIDE, Inc., whose mission is to build bridges of connection, understanding, and support among the LGBTQ community, its allies, and the community at large. Toward that end, Cape Cod PRIDE, Inc. organizes an annual Pride Event each June and other events. The organization coalesced in 2016 under the co-sponsorship of PFLAG Cape Cod and No Place for Hate – Falmouth to organize a celebration of PRIDE to be held in Falmouth the first time in many years. Since its first PRIDE celebration in 2017, the group has held one each June with entertainers, speakers, food, activities, and representation from local partners. Cape Cod PRIDE, Inc. is now incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization.
No Place for Hate – Falmouth is a community organization that works to combat bias, build bridges, and promote respect for everyone in our community through advocacy and education. Learn more on its website and Facebook page and sign up for the email list at npfhfalmouth@gmail.com. We hope you will join your neighbors and make new friends by attending this special event.