National NAACP leader to keynote MLK luncheon in Rio Rancho on Monday - Albuquerque Journal

National NAACP leader to keynote MLK luncheon in Rio Rancho on Monday

A senior leader within the national NAACP will be the keynote speaker of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of New Mexico’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration luncheon on Monday.

Dr. Roger Jackson Jr., chief of field, membership and units for the NAACP at its national office in Baltimore, Maryland, will speak on King’s legacy, how his legacy applies to the United States today, and steps all of us can take to ensure our freedom and rights are protected, according to a news release.

The luncheon takes place at noon at Church of Christ-Rio Rancho, 1006 22nd Street SE in Rio Rancho.

Organizers ask that you arrive at 11:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at sclcnm.org under “MLK 2023 Celebration.” Your name will automatically be placed on the list of attendees.

Attendees are also asked to bring nonperishable food items or a monetary gift that will be donated to Storehouse West, which provides assistance to low-income area residents.

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