Tuesday - May 30, 2017

MLK Association Prayer Breakfast promotes unity, keeps Dr. King’s dream alive


Rodney L. Johnson
Executive Director of the Office of Parent Services

Rodney began his career at GW 28 years ago as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach of the GW Colonials and since has become Executive Director of the Office of Parent Services.  Mr. Johnson is the founder and organizer of the Office of Parent Services and over the past 17 years has guided this office to become the University’s main office for communicating with University parents and caregivers.  Under the guidance of Rodney Johnson, the Office of Parent Services has initiated the Parents’ Association, Parents’ Association Advisory Council, The Parents’ Listserv, and the OPS Web site.  Furthermore, the Office of Parent Services has gained a large presence during Spring Visits, Colonial Inauguration and Colonials Weekend as well as other University events.

Rodney Johnson will be the keynote speaker at this year’s MLK Association of Asheville and Buncombe County Prayer Breakfast.

 

There is still time to order tickets,
be part of this community event.

 

The MLK Association of Asheville and Buncombe County will observe its 35th Prayer Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Crowne Plaza Resort Conference Center.

Asheville alumnus and George Washington University leader Rodney Johnson will be the keynote speaker at this gala celebration. Johnson is Executive Director of Parent Services, Division of Student Affairs, at George Washington University. He was a star basketball player growing up in North Carolina, and after graduating from Mars Hill he became Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at UNC Asheville and the school’s first Director of the Office of Minority Affairs. Before joining the staff at George Washington University, he served as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Boston University.

The MLK Association of Asheville and Buncombe County Prayer Breakfast is the largest, most diverse event of its kind in Asheville, each year bringing more than a thousand people of all races, faiths, and backgrounds together to recommit to Dr. King’s dream.

 

Tickets

Tickets to the Prayer Breakfast cost $30 adult, $15 ages 12 and under. Patron tickets reserving tables of 10 are also available.

To order, call 828-335-6896 or 828-281-1624 or visit mlkasheville.org/prayer-breakfast.

 

Other events honoring Dr. MLK Jr.

Peace March and Rally: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 starting from St. James AME Church, 44 Hildebrand St., with a noon arrival at City-County Plaza.

Candlelight Service: 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Nazareth First Baptist Church, 146 Pine St.

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