The Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative is set to hold the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. fellowship breakfast virtually later this month.
The morning event, which includes a keynote address and handing out the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Awards, is scheduled for Jan. 25 from 8-9:30 a.m. online.
King is etched into world history as one of the most influential American civil rights leaders. The Nobel Peace Prize recipient, who would have marked his 91st birthday today, was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968.
The annual fellowship breakfast is among the ways the Pleasanton community commemorates King's contributions each winter.
The fellowship breakfast will come one week after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, which the nation will recognize this coming Monday.
The keynote speaker will be Jonathan Epps, an Amador Valley High School alum who was valedictorian of Morehouse College in 2019. The Legacy Awards will be presented to Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, Denel McMahan and Ruth Gasten.
Tickets to the Jan. 25 fellowship breakfast are $40 per person, and include a continental breakfast delivered to attendees' homes, a book and other items. Register online by visiting www.pleasanton.org/events.