Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Poor People's Campaign for poor power Credit: Photo by The New York Public Library on Unsplash

Hunger Free America is hosting its annual Martin Luther King Serve-A-Thon from Jan. 12 to 16. The multi-day event will consist of events, workshops, and panel discussions aimed at honoring King’s legacy of fighting hunger and poverty.

This year’s panel will highlight the historic role that the King – and the Poor People’s Campaign that he founded – played in prompting the federal government to enact polices that slashed hunger and reduced poverty domestically.

The panel will feature: Jonathan Eig, noted biographer of Muhammad Ali, Lou Gehrig, and Jackie Robinson and author of the upcoming King: A Life; Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of King and a Senior Fellow of the King Center, where her continues to write, research and lecture on the life, philosophy, and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr; and Joel Berg, a long-time social justice activist and author who is CEO of Hunger Free America.

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