Dr. Alveda King (Niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.) to Speak in Rockford Illinois at January Life Breakfast
Dr. King will also speak at the Booker Washington Center, Northern Illinois Women’s Center (abortion clinic) and Christian Life Schools in the Rockford First Assembly auditorium.
ROCKFORD, Ill., Jan. 13, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — Dr. Alveda King (niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.) will speak on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the fourteenth annual January Life Breakfast organized by the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society and the World Congress of Families to be held at Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center, 610 Bell School Road, Rockford Illinois. Dr. King will speak on, “The Most Compelling Civil Rights Issues of Today.” To register to attend the breakfast, please contact Judy Hodge at The Howard Center, 1-815-964-5819, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. King will also speak at a number of other events in Rockford on Tuesday, January 17th including:
- A special leadership lunch at the Booker Washington Center in the Community Room at 12:00 noon. For more information, contact Ovester Armstrong, Director, at email@example.com.
- A Pro-Life prayer gathering sponsored by Rockford Pro-Life Advocates at the Northern Illinois Women’s Center (abortion clinic) at 10:00am. For more information, contact Kevin Rilott at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the web page at: www.prolifecorner.com/node/1105.
- A Christian Life Schools Assembly held at 2:00pm at the Rockford First Assembly auditorium. The event is open to the public. Contact Roger Beary, Principal, for more information at email@example.com or 815-877-5749.
Dr. King is the founder of King for America and serves as a Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life. She is also a voice for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, sharing her testimony of two abortions, God’s forgiveness, and healing. The daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King, Alveda grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She is the grateful mother of six children and she is a doting grandmother.
The January Life Breakfast was started 14 years ago by Lutherans for Life and Mr. & Mrs. Kent and Jean Heise. Mrs. Heise is the founder of the Haven Network for perinatal death and bereavement and an accomplished leader, speaker, and activist in the pro-life and pro-family movement. The annual Life Breakfast event is also co-hosted by the Rockford Area Lutherans for Life, the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Rockford, and the Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Center. To download the flyer on the January Life Breakfast and Dr. King’s biography, visit www.profam.org or www.worldcongress.org or click here: www.profam.org/Special/thc.aking.lb.120117.doc
The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society (www.profam.org) located in Rockford, Illinois is an independent, non-profit research and education center that strives to be the leading source of fresh ideas and new strategies for affirmation and defense of the natural family, both nationally and globally. The Howard Center is also the organizer of the World Congress of Families project which is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and inter-faith people of goodwill from more than 60 countries that seek to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the ‘seedbed’ of civil society (as found in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948). The WCF was founded in 1997 by Allan Carlson and is a project of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society in Rockford, Illinois. To date, there have been five World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004), Warsaw, Poland (2007) and Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009). World Congress of Families VI will be held in Madrid, Spain in May 25-27, 2012.
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