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Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program

January 22, 2014 4:00PM to 6:00PM EST

Department of Energy Washington DC FORRESTAL MAIN AUDITORIUM

Simulcast to Germantown Auditorium

All employees are invited to the Department’s 2014 Commemorative Program honoring the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 22, 2014 at 11 am.

January 20, 2014 will mark the celebration of Dr. King’s 85th birthday when the U.S. will also commemorate the 28th anniversary of the national holiday established in his honor.  Dr. King once said, “all life is interconnected, that somehow we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny.”  The legacy of his vision of diversity and inclusion is a tribute to everyone.

Our keynote speaker, Donna Brazile, is an author; syndicated columnist; television political commentator; vice chair of voter registration at the Democratic National Committee; and former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. She has a passion for encouraging people to vote, work within the system to strengthen it and run for public office to impact change.  She was also key in campaigning with Dr. King's widow, Coretta Scott King, to make his birthday a national holiday.

Author of the best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, Brazile is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated newspaper columnist for United Media, a columnist for Ms. Magazine, and O, the Oprah Magazine, and an on-air contributor to CNN and ABC, where she regularly appears on “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.”

In August 2009, O, the Oprah Magazine chose Ms. Brazile as one of its 20 “remarkable visionaries” for the magazine’s first-ever O Power List. In addition, she was named among the 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian magazine, Top 50 Women in America by Essence magazine, and received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s highest award for political achievement.

Join us for this important and educational program as the Department celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - the man whose dream celebrates us all. 


Dan Broehl,