The Metropolitan Community College Foundation presents:
2023 Chancellor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon
Friday, January 13, 2023
Loews Kansas City Hotel
Thank you to UMB Bank for being the 2023 Presenting Sponsor of the Chancellor's Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon.
The Chancellor's Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon is a Metropolitan Community College Foundation benefit held each winter in honor of Dr. King's legacy.
Join Metropolitan Community College at the 2023 luncheon for a conversation on Social Justice FOR ALL. All funds from the event provide scholarships for MCC students. This year's event features a thought-provoking program focusing on current events through the lens of Dr. King's teachings.
Thank you in advance for supporting our mission of ensuring access and affordable education to all.
Donna Brazile, Keynote Speaker
Donna Brazile is a veteran political strategist and a New York Times bestseller. Ms. Brazile has devoted her life to working for progressive change, responsible governance, and the advancement of ALL people in a society that is fair and equitable. She first got involved in politics at the age of nine when she worked to elect a City Council candidate who had promised to build a playground in her neighborhood; the candidate won, the playground was built, and a lifelong passion for political progress was ignited. Brazile has worked on every major presidential campaign since 1976 and, in 2000, she became the first African American woman to serve as the manager of a major party presidential campaign.
Ms. Brazile loves working with young people, encouraging them to vote, to run for office, and to work within the system to strengthen it. She has lectured at over 200 colleges and universities across the country on such topics as “Inspiring Civility in American Politics,” “Race Relations in the Age of Obama,” “Why Diversity Matters,” and “Women in American Politics.” Ms. Brazile was formerly a contributor to ABC News, CNN, and a syndicated newspaper columnist for Universal U’Click. Most recently she’s joined Fox News as a commentator.
Ms. Brazile is the founder and director of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy, and training firm based in Washington, DC. At the 2023 Luncheon, she will speak on social justice FOR ALL.