The YWCA Aurora welcomes you to join us for our annual Leaders of Change Luncheon celebrating inspirational acts of leadership and activism with keynote speaker Dr. Bernice A. King, the youngest daughter of the late Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Leaders of Change Luncheon will be held at Piper’s Banquets located at 1295 Butterfield Rd Aurora on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.ywcaaurora.org.
Dr. Bernice A. King (Be A King) is the Chief Executive Officer of The King Center which was founded by her mother in 1968. She was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in January 2012 by the Board of Trustees. Nationally and internationally known as one of the most powerful, motivating and life-changing orators and speakers on the circuit today, Dr. King leaves her audiences speechless and challenges people to RAISE THE STANDARD. Dr. King began her oratorical journey when she spoke in her Mother’s stead at the United Nations at age 17. Over the years, she has had the occasion to speak in such places as the steps of The Lincoln Memorial, The White House, major corporations and universities, and in places throughout the world including South Africa, Germany, and New Zealand to name a few.
Dr. King continued her parents legacy by leading the “Let Freedom Ring and Call to Action” event on August 28, 2013. This event commemorated the 50th anniversary of her father’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. This global event included President Obama, former Presidents Clinton and Carter, members of Congress, as well as many other international leaders, dignitaries and entertainers. In 2014, Dr. King along with a team from the King Center went to Ferguson, MO and provided Nonviolence 365 educational training.” She encouraged students, teachers, law enforcement officials, gangs, businesses, community leaders, and activists to embrace a nonviolent lifestyle. This work continues to be prevalent at The King Center.
The YWCA Aurora is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We are committed to providing women with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, be confident in their choices, and make valuable contributions to their communities. Visit www.ywcaaurora.org for more information.