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Annual Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast scheduled for January 21

Mayor Lynne Miller and the Norman Human Rights Commission invite the Norman community to the annual Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21 at 8:30 a.m.

The breakfast will take place in Fenn Hall at the McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church; located at 419 S. University Blvd. Doors  open at 8:00 a.m. for registration with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the program beginning at 9 a.m. 

“This event has always been very special for me,” said Mayor Lynne Miller.  “It is such a great honor, as Mayor, for me to welcome our speakers and the diverse faith communities, as well as the residents of our city and those from other areas, to join us in celebrating the life and work of Dr. King. Our diversity and mutual respect and caring for one another are some of our community’s greatest strengths.  This event gives us the opportunity to come together and celebrate the common values that unite us.”

The keynote speech titled “Tearing Down the Walls of Privilege and Assimilation” will be presented by Reverend Glen Chebon Kernell, Jr., Executive Secretary of Native American and Indigenous Ministries of the General Board of Global Ministries with the United Methodist Church.

Leaders of a variety of faiths will also offer inspirational commentary and prayers. 

“This event has grown in popularity in the last several years.  It is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together for the common purpose of enjoying and appreciating our community’s diversity of faiths and gaining a better understanding of each other, as reflected by Dr. King’s principles,” said Kay Ham, Human Rights Commission Chair.

The event is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend are requested to RSVP by Jan. 16 by emailing Sarah Encinias at sarah.encinias@normanok.gov.