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Metrowest Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast

  • Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Time: 9:00am10:30am

MetroWest Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast Committee presents:

Reclaiming Our Rights: Education & Activism

Monday, January 16th, 2023 – 9:00 AM

hosted by the Weston United Methodist Church
377 North Avenue, Weston, Massachusetts

in partnership with

the 53rd Annual
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast

Keynote Speaker:

Jelani Cobb

Writer for The New Yorker; Dean of the Columbia Journalism School; speaker on Race, History, Politics, and Culture in America.

The MLK Memorial Breakfast celebration aims to raise awareness about the essential significance of education as a tool in the pursuit of social justice. King reminds us that “The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.”


Join us at Weston Methodist Church for a catered breakfast featuring a live stream of the Boston celebration’s opening program. Immediately following the keynote address, an in-person panel of local social justice and faith leaders will have a lively moderated discussion. Engage with them as they respond to the keynote and speak to the theme of education as a necessary tool for encouraging awareness and activism in our own communities.

Weston Panelists:

  • Rabbi Jessica Lowenthal – Rabbi at Temple Beth Shalom, Melrose, MA
  • Diliana De Jesus – Chief Development Officer, Casa Esperanza, Boston, MA
  • Saadia Husain Baloch – Board Vice President and Educator, Islamic Center of Boston – Wayland

Moderator – Rev. Alicia Velez Stewart, Pastor, Weston United Methodist Church

Suggested donation is $25 per person, or a freewill offering of your choice. Tickets are limited; click here to order online or call 781-893-9595.


Special thanks to the following sponsors and partners:

  • Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast Committee of Boston
  • Weston United Methodist Church – Weston, MA
  • St. Julia’s Roman Catholic Church Social Justice Committee – Weston, MA
  • Community United Methodist Church – Wayland, MA
  • First Parish Unitarian Universalist – Weston, MA
  • Weston Council on Aging Social Justice Committee
  • Brother’s Catering – Weston, MA


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