31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Scholarship Brunch

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Gilligan Student Union ( GSUB )

2039 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Martin Luther King, Jr. Speaking at Podium

Lift Every Voice: Standing at Times of Challenge and Controversy

Brunch is served at 10 a.m.
Program begins at 10:30 a.m.

General Admission: $40/$30 Senior Citizens/$20 With NJCU Student ID
Guests may purchase tickets for an 8-seat table for $40 per person.
A portion of the ticket price is a tax-deductible donation that will fund scholarships for NJCU students.

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Keynote Speaker

Angela V McKnight Headshot

Angela V. McKnight
Assemblywoman, New Jersey 31st Legislative District
Angela V. McKnight is the first African-American Assemblywoman for her district and was recently elected to serve her 3rd term. In her role, she is currently Vice Chair of the Women and Children committee and sits on the State and Local Government committee.

Assemblywoman McKnight is a Certified Senior Advisor, a trainer, mentor, business consultant, business owner and in-demand public speaker. In addition, she is a "Carepreneur," who has founded two nonprofit organizations: AngelaCARES and Care About You. AngelaCARES has been strengthening communities since 2011 by enhancing the quality of life through empowering senior citizens, their caregivers, and youth volunteers. Care About You consults with caregivers and agencies to assist them in supporting the elderly population. Her business is Thank HER Now, which empowers, encourages and inspires women to thank each other. 

Assemblywoman McKnight currently resides in her hometown of Jersey City. She is a mother of two children aged 18 and 26, is a first-time grandmother, and is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Working with people and caring for others are among her primary interests. She believes helping, mentoring, empowering, and supporting are key factors in making a positive impact in peoples’ lives. 

For more information contact:

haganafrican@njcu.edu | 201-200-3524