34th annual Elgin MLK Prayer Breakfast set for Jan. 19

 
Submitted by City of Elgin
Updated 1/14/2019 7:09 PM
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  • Dr. Wes Scott will be the keynote speaker at the 34th annual Elgin Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 19.

      Dr. Wes Scott will be the keynote speaker at the 34th annual Elgin Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 19. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer, 2016

The City of Elgin's Human Relations Commission will host the 34th annual Dr. King Prayer Breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Elgin Community College University and Business Conference Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Wes Scott, a retired military officer with over 35 years of distinguished federal service for many agencies. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Howard and Harvard universities with advanced degrees in engineering, medicine, theology and history. He has been recognized in the "Who's Who of Medical Professionals" and has published several books and technical articles. Scott has also been recognized by the NAACP, the recipient of the ECC Community Impact Award and received the President's Award for Volunteer Service and the President's Medal for heroism for saving the life of a policeman in a foreign country.

Scott is currently the president and CEO of Global EHSS Leadership Solutions, and the board chairman of the Youth Leadership Academy in Elgin, an organization that builds leadership competencies and college access for economically at-risk students.

The theme for the prayer breakfast will be "Justice Before Comfort," is based on the quote from King's 1963 book, "Strength to Love," "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

The message will be reflected through prayer, the presentation of Dr. King Humanitarian Awards to individuals and organizations, music and more.

Tickets are $15 each, available at the city hall finance counter, 150 Dexter Court.

For information, visit www.cityofelgin.org or find the event on Facebook..

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