Spirit of MLK Awards celebration honors diversity leaders at MAHEC

Press release from Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC):

On Wednesday, January 22, from 12:00 – 2:00 pm, the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) will host its annual Spirit of MLK awards celebration and luncheon to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and to recognize individuals who exemplify the values and ideals of Dr. King.

This celebration will feature the MAHEC Community Choir and keynote speaker Reverend Canon Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter Archbishop Desmond and Nomalizo Leah Tutu and Missioner for Racial and Economic Equity at the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, NC.

Awards have been presented annually since 2001 to three MAHEC faculty, staff, and/or learners who embody the qualities of an emerging leader, the spirit of MLK, or whose lifetime work demonstrates a commitment to advancing social justice and equity for communities of color.

“The Spirit of MLK celebration is my favorite event at MAHEC,” shares Maggie Adams, program director for Mothering Asheville and 2017 Emerging Leader award recipient.

“Every year we get to hear from an inspirational social justice leader who helps us pause and reflect on how we honor equity at MAHEC.”

This event is open to the public and will be held on MAHEC’s Biltmore Campus at 121 Hendersonville Road.

For more details and to RSVP, please contact Cherie at Cherie.Jackson@mahec.net or 828-257-4779.

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