PLEASE JOIN US FOR BELMONT'S 20th ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
A continental breakfast will be provided. Registration in advance is encouraged, but not required. Payment is made at the door.
In addition to the Belmont Human Rights Commission and Belmont Against Racism, sponsors or conveners include, among others, the Belmont Religious Council, the Belmont School Department, Belmont High School, the Belmont High School Belmontian Community Service Club, the Belmont High School METCO program, Belmont Disability Commission, Vision 21, Belmont High School and Chenery Middle School PTO's, the League of Women Voters and Belmont Special Education Advisory Commission. The event receives support from many local businesses and individuals.
Children of all ages are welcome. Mr. Dick Samaria (Mr. S.) volunteers to provide supervised activities for children 6 to 11; childcare for under 5 is provided by community service volunteers from Belmont High School's Belmontian Club. Music will be provided by Belmont High School students, including the Belmont High School Jazz Combo and Tri-M Music Honor Society. This event will have sign language interpreters.
All proceeds of the breakfast benefit Belmont Against Racism's Belmont Schools' METCO Support Fund, which provides after-school transportation funds and other financial support to ensure that Boston students at all Belmont schools can fully participate in after-school activities.
Questions: Please call the Belmont Human Rights Commission at (617) 993-2795.
About Sonia Chang-Diaz
Sonia Chang-Diaz is the first Latina elected to the Massachusetts State Senate.
She is serving her third term on behalf of the Second Suffolk District, which is comprised of all or part of the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Mission Hill, Roslindale, Roxbury, and the South End.
Senator Chang-Diaz serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education. She also serves as a member of the Joint Committees on Children, Families & Persons with Disabilities, Municipalities & Regional Government, Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development, and Public Safety and Homeland Security, and the Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures & State Assets.
Prior to attaining elected office, Senator Chang-Diaz served as a public school teacher in the Lynn and Boston school systems. Senator Chang-Diaz has also worked in public service as a Senior Legislative Aide to former state Senator Cheryl Jacques, as a key political adviser at the Barbara Lee Family Office, and as the Director of Outreach at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, a non-partisan fiscal policy think tank.
Senator Chang-Diaz was raised on the idea that leadership, at its heart, is about service. Her father, an immigrant to the United States from Costa Rica, was our country's first Latin American astronaut. Her sister is a teacher. And her grandfather has been recognized as one of the country's most committed rural doctors. Senator Chang-Diaz currently resides in Jamaica Plain and is a parishioner at St. Mary of the Angels church in Roxbury.