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New Rochelle's King Breakfast Speaker Announced

The annual breakfast celebrates the work and message of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Martin Luther King Breakfast for 2013 will feature a certified family life educator as its keynote speaker.

The New Rochelle Community Action Program announced Wednesday that Dr. Janice Kelley will speak at the annual event, Monday, Jan. 21.

Kelly serves as a consultant to both state and local family agencies and fatherhood initiative projects. She is guest editor for the journal Fathering: Theory, Research and Practice about Men as Fathers and the co-producer, along with the state Fatherhood Initiative of the documentary Perceptions of Fathers in the Media: In Serach of the Ideal Father. Kelly is an assistant professor of communication arts and sciences at Molloy College in Rockville Centre.

The King breakfast is sponsored by the Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc., and the New Rochelle Community Action Program. It will be held at Bethesda Baptist Church. For more information about the breakfast, contact the Rev. Harry Dawkins, CAP executive director, at 914-636-3050.

The breakfast draws hundreds of civic leaders and residents to celebrate Dr. King's work and message.

The New Rochelle Community Action Program offers assistance and advocacy to more than 7,000 low-income families each year, including emergency food, housing counseling, rent and heat assistance, victim assistance services, senior social programs and health and wellness education.

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