Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Statewide Day of Service

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Statewide Day of Service

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Dear Colleagues of the Delaware State Bar:

You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the DSBA’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Statewide Day of Service which is scheduled to take place on Monday, January 21st, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Author, Activist, Educator & Historian, will be the featured speaker during the breakfast. Following the breakfast, the DSBA will be hosting service projects in each county of the state.

To purchase tickets for the breakfast and/or register for a service project, please click on the button above labeled “Register Now.”  Please note that space is limited and registration is required for the breakfast and service projects.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please click the button above labeled “Sponsorship Packages” for more information.

Thank you for your attention and response to this invitation to participate in the DSBA’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Statewide Day of Service.  We look forward to seeing each of you at the event.

Respectfully yours,
Wali W. Rushdan II, Esquire
Samuel D. Pratcher III, Esquire

Featured Speaker: Dr. Mary Frances Berry

Author, Activist, Educator & Historian

For more than four decades, Dr. Mary Frances Berry has been one of the most visible and respected activists in the cause of civil rights, gender equality and social justice. Serving as Chairperson of the US Civil Rights Commission, Dr. Berry led the charge for equal rights and liberties for all Americans over the course of four Presidential administrations. A trailblazer for women and African-Americans alike, she also became the first woman of any race to head a major research university as Chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches the history of American law and the history of law and social policy.

Dr. Berry made history as one of the founders of the monumental Free South Africa Movement (FSAM). She received the Nelson Mandela award from the South African Government for her role in organizing the FSAM, raising global awareness of South African injustice that helped to end over 40 years of apartheid. She also served as Assistant Secretary for Education in the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, working to make these historically inequitable systems achieve a new level of fairness. A prolific author, Dr. Berry’s books cover a wide range of subjects, from the history of constitutional racism in America to the history of progressive activism. Her latest book, History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times, examines the successful tactics of movements that ended the Vietnam War, jumpstarted government response to the AIDS epidemic, championed the Americans with Disabilities Act and advanced civil, women’s and LGBTQ rights—all of which she was a part of. Her previous book, Power in Words: The Stories behind Barack Obama’s Speeches, from the State House to the White House, offers insight and historical context of President Obama’s most memorable speeches.

A moving speaker who makes history come alive, Dr. Berry believes that each generation has the responsibility to make a dent in the wall of injustice. She continues to speak boldly for those who can’t speak for themselves and motivates all of us to take action. Her clarion call challenges everyone to stand up, stand tall and to never give up the fight.

Service Projects

Emmanuel Dining Room East (Wilmington - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Help serve families in need at Emmanuel Dining Room East, located in Wilmington at 4th and Walnut Streets from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Team Leaders: George R. Tsakataras, Esq. and David B. Anthony, Esq.

2 spots available

Emmanuel Dining Room West (Wilmington - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Help serve families in need at Emmanuel Dining Room West, located in Wilmington at 2nd and Jackson Street from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Team Leaders: George R. Tsakataras, Esq. and David B. Anthony, Esq.

3 spots available

Food Bank of Delaware (Milford - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Help serve families in need by assisting in the Food Bank of Delaware’s volunteer room from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Food Bank’s Milford site is located at 1040 Mattlind Way, Milford, DE 19963
PLEASE NOTE: Children who wish to participate must be at least 7 years old.
Team Leader: Reneta L. Green-Streett, Esq.

22 spots available

Food Bank of Delaware (Newark - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Help serve families in need by assisting in the Food Bank of Delaware’s volunteer room from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Food Bank’s Newark site is located at 14 Garfield Way, Newark, DE 19713.
PLEASE NOTE: Children who wish to participate must be at least 7 years old.
Team Leader: Wali Rushdan II, Esq.

Sold Out!!!

Friendship House (Wilmington - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Help with sorting, hanging, and folding donated clothing and other assigned duties. Please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. If you have any winter coats you can bring and donate that is always welcome. Volunteers will be standing most of the time. Located at 1603 Jessup Street, Wilmington, DE.
Team Leaders: Christofer C. Johnson, Esq. and Samuel D. Pratcher III, Esq.

8 spots available

Meals on Wheels (Wilmington - 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Help provide hot, nutritious meals to home bound senior citizens throughout the state. This service project will take place at St. Anthony’s Community Center, Inc., located at 1703 W. 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805.
Please note that volunteers will need their own transportation to complete this service project. Carpooling may be available but on a limited basis.
Team Leaders: Kiadii Harmon, Esq., Kate Harmon, Esq., and Mark S. Vavala, Esq.

12 spots available

Ronald McDonald House (Wilmington - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

Help the Ronald McDonald House assemble On-the-go Kits for families in need from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Ronald McDonald House is located at 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.
Team Leader: Michelle Berkeley-Ayres, Esq.

5 spots available

Ronald McDonald House (Wilmington - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Help the Ronald McDonald House put on an evening of fun for deserving families, including an “Ice Cream Social” and “Bingo” from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Ronald McDonald House is located at 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.
Team Leader: LaKresha S. Roberts, Esq.

10 spots available

Sunday Breakfast Mission (Wilmington - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Help with food prep, serving lunch to the residents, and clean up at the Sunday Breakfast Mission. This service project will take place at the Sunday Breakfast Mission, located at 110 N. Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Parking: In our side lot OR across the street on the gravel area OR on the street. Upon departure, someone will accompany you to your car to ensure your safety.
Please indicate you are with the Delaware State Bar Association group upon your arrival for the service project.
Team Leaders: Mary I. Akhimien, Esq. and Gregory B. Williams, Esq.

6 spots available

Wills for Seniors (Wilmington - 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Help the Delaware State Bar Association aid Delaware seniors in need of estate planning services. This service project will take place at the Chase Center from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: An optional estates training session for CLE credit will be held on 01/10/2019 at the DSBA at 405 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Contact Jacquelyn Chacona at jchacona@dvls.org to register.
Team Leaders: Jacquelyn A. Chacona, Esq., Laina M. Herbert, Esq., and Susan Simmon

26 spots available

Register Online Here

To register for one or more breakfast tickets and/or service projects, please add them to your shopping cart one at a time using the form below.

Register For:
1 registration for the breakfast at the Chase Center on the Riverfront featuring keynote speaker Dr. Mary Frances Berry.
Help serve families in need at Emmanuel Dining Room East, located in Wilmington at 4th and Walnut Streets from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Team Leaders: George R. Tsakataras, Esq. and David B. Anthony, Esq.
Help serve families in need at Emmanuel Dining Room West, located in Wilmington at 2nd and Jackson Street from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Team Leaders: George R. Tsakataras, Esq. and David B. Anthony, Esq.
Help serve families in need by assisting in the Food Bank of Delaware’s volunteer room from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Food Bank’s Milford site is located at 1040 Mattlind Way, Milford, DE 19963
PLEASE NOTE: Children who wish to participate must be at least 7 years old.
Team Leader: Reneta L. Green-Streett, Esq.
Help serve families in need by assisting in the Food Bank of Delaware’s volunteer room from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Food Bank’s Newark site is located at 14 Garfield Way, Newark, DE 19713.
PLEASE NOTE: Children who wish to participate must be at least 7 years old.
Team Leader: Wali Rushdan II, Esq.
Help with sorting, hanging, and folding donated clothing and other assigned duties. Please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. If you have any winter coats you can bring and donate that is always welcome. Volunteers will be standing most of the time. Located at 1603 Jessup Street, Wilmington, DE.
Team Leaders: Christofer C. Johnson, Esq. and Samuel D. Pratcher III, Esq.
Help provide hot, nutritious meals to home bound senior citizens throughout the state. This service project will take place at St. Anthony’s Community Center, Inc., located at 1703 W. 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805.
Please note that volunteers will need their own transportation to complete this service project. Carpooling may be available but on a limited basis.
Team Leaders: Kiadii Harmon, Esq., Kate Harmon, Esq., and Mark S. Vavala, Esq.
Help the Ronald McDonald House assemble On-the-go Kits for families in need from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Ronald McDonald House is located at 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.
Team Leader: Michelle Berkeley-Ayres, Esq.
Help the Ronald McDonald House put on an evening of fun for deserving families, including an “Ice Cream Social” and “Bingo” from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Ronald McDonald House is located at 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.
Team Leader: LaKresha S. Roberts, Esq.
Help with food prep, serving lunch to the residents, and clean up at the Sunday Breakfast Mission. This service project will take place at the Sunday Breakfast Mission, located at 110 N. Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Parking: In our side lot OR across the street on the gravel area OR on the street. Upon departure, someone will accompany you to your car to ensure your safety.
Please indicate you are with the Delaware State Bar Association group upon your arrival for the service project.
Team Leaders: Mary I. Akhimien, Esq. and Gregory B. Williams, Esq.
Help the Delaware State Bar Association aid Delaware seniors in need of estate planning services. This service project will take place at the Chase Center from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: An optional estates training session for CLE credit will be held on 01/10/2019 at the DSBA at 405 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Contact Jacquelyn Chacona at jchacona@dvls.org to register.
Team Leaders: Jacquelyn A. Chacona, Esq., Laina M. Herbert, Esq., and Susan Simmon

Questions?
Email: MLK@dsba.org or call (302) 658-5279
Updates!
In the event that there is a State of Emergency because of inclement weather, please check this web page
or call (302) 658-5279 regarding any possible postponement of this event.
Monday, January 21st, 20198:00 AM
Chase Center on the Riverfront815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801