WATERVILLE — Dr. Richard Biffle III, professor of education and anthropology at Thomas College and a former national staff member of the NAACP, will speak Jan. 19 at the annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast at Spectrum Generations Muskie Center on Gold Street.

The public is invited to attend the breakfast, sponsored by Spectrum Generations and Waterville Rotary Club, to be held 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. They may be obtained by calling Spectrum Generations at 873-4745.

Biffle is scheduled to give a talk titled “Weaving a Tapestry of Passion, Voice and Heart: Continuing the Work of Unpopular Ideas for Challenging and Changing Times.”

Biffle has been involved in civil rights, social justice, education and community organization and development. He has worked at colleges and universities, in Native American schools in New Mexico and in gang intervention activities in Los Angeles.

Rev. Effie McClain will offer the invocation, Rev. Mark Wilson will give the benediction and Rev. David Anderman will lead group singing.

Students from George J. Mitchell School will share their dreams for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Waterville Rotary Club President Leonard LeGrand will welcome participants. Gerard Queally, president and chief executive officer of Spectrum Generations, will be master of ceremonies.

Following the breakfast, a video of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech will be screened for those wishing to view it.

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