WATERVILLE — The 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast is set for 7:30-9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold St.

Tina Chapman, president elect, Waterville Rotary Club, will be the mistress of ceremonies.

The Rev. Effie McClain, of Oakland/Sidney United Methodist Church, will deliver the invocation.

A MLK Jr. photo slide show will be played during the buffet breakfast.

Allecia Reid, Ph.D., William and Margaret Montgoris Assistant Professor of Psychology, Colby College, will be the guest speaker. She will talk about “Discrimination and segregation: The scope of their pernicious effects and finding a way forward.” Reid received her Ph.D. in psychology from Arizona State University. She held postdoctoral research positions at Yale University and Brown University before coming to Colby College in 2013. Reid lives in Oakland with her husband and two children.

Music will be provided by the Pleasant Street Methodist Church Choir, with the George Mitchell School students singing “Dreams.” Anna Beth Rynders, keyboard, will play “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”

The Rev. Mark Wilson, First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, will give the benediction.

At the conclusion of this program, the “I Have a Dream” speech video will be shown for those who wish to remain and watch.

The event is sponsored by Spectrum Generations and the Waterville Rotary Club.


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