Al Sharpton (194812)

Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) are hosting the annual Public Policy Forum on Jan. 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at its National Headquarters, the House of Justice, located at 106 West 145th Street in Harlem.

Local elected officials have participated in the New York City forum to address the local community on what they will do in the coming year to continue making Dr. King’s dream possible and how your efforts this year will align with his legacy. This year’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration will commemorate Dr. King’s legacy following the 2021 presidential election.

Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis and in compliance with local COVID-19 guidelines. The program will be available via live streaming on NAN’s Facebook page and on the site for those unable to attend in person.

To confirm participation, or for additional information, call 877-626-4651.

NAN is also hosting its annual King Day Breakfast at its Washington, DC bureau at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 17. This year’s ceremony will virtually honor individuals in their respective fields whose work has expanded justice and equality in their communities.

Speakers at this year’s event include, Martin Luther King, III, Chairman of the Board, Drum Major Institute, Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice, Arndrea Waters King, President, Drum Major Institute and Secretary Janet Yellen, 78th Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury.

This year’s honorees are The Honorable Joyce Beatty, 27th Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Ron Busby, President, and CEO of the U.S Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), Joshua DuBois & Michelle DuBois, Value Partnerships, Yolanda Renee King, granddaughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Fred Redmond, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO.

The King Day Breakfast will be streamed live on nationalactionnetwork.net and NAN’s Facebook page.

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