No Place for Hate – Falmouth Hosts the Annual MLK National Holiday Community Breakfast
Monday, January 16, 9:15 – 11:00 am
Everyone is invited to join in Falmouth’s community celebration of the life
and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 2023 MLK National
Holiday Community Breakfast. This event will be held at the Sea Crest
Beach Resort in North Falmouth on Monday, January 16 from 9:15 – 11 am.
The morning will include a full breakfast, live musical
entertainment, participation by Falmouth students, keynote speaker Henry
St. Julien, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Falmouth
Public Schools, and a special presentation to members of the Woods Hole
Diversity Advisory Committee, recipient of No Place for Hate – Falmouth’s
Civic Leadership Award.
Henry St. Julien’s keynote speech will address the topic “Creating a Beloved
Community on the Cape: steps towards a vision of the Cape where all take
quantitative steps so marginalized people will thrive.” Mr. St. Julien began
his current role as the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and
Belonging in 2022.
Born in New York City, he grew up in the nation of
Haiti for the first five years and then returned to the United States as an
English learner student in the Framingham and Marlborough Public Schools.
He received a BA at Gordon College, a master degree in Education at
Framingham State University, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study
(CAGS) in Educational Leadership and Management program at Fitchburg
State University. Mr. St. Julien began his teaching career in 1994 at
Wareham High School as a History teacher and then became the assistant
principal at Falmouth High School in 2016. His work on diversity includes
leading a Global Education Team in Falmouth promoting local diversity and
international student engagement, as well as multiple student diversity clubs
in Wareham and Falmouth. We invite you to attend the breakfast to hear
what Mr. St. Julien has to report from his years of educational and
community experience, his vision of the future, and the work ahead to do to
create a beloved community.
We will also recognize the longstanding work of the Woods Hole Diversity
Advisory Committee (DAC), recipient of this year’s Civic Leadership
Award from No Place for Hate – Falmouth. In 2004, the leaders of six
Woods Hole science institutions signed a memorandum committing their
institutions to work together to attract and retain a more diverse workforce.
That memorandum established the Woods Hole Scientific Community
Diversity Initiative, which in turn established an advisory committee to
make recommendations as to how the institutions can make the village a
more diverse, more inclusive community – that’s the DAC. For almost two
decades, DAC has made recommendations about ways the science
institutions can do a better job of welcoming a diverse pool of scholars,
students and employees to the science institutions. Its initiatives, such as
the Ambrose Jearld, Jr. Lecture, community listening sessions, activities for
Black History Month, and many more, benefit the entire community, not just
the scientific institutions and Woods Hole, and they have expanded
significantly over the years.
This breakfast is hosted and organized by Falmouth’s No Place for Hate
group, which works to combat bias, build bridges, and promote respect for
everyone in our community through advocacy and education.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and can be purchased online through the
No Place for Hate – Falmouth website at www.npfhfalmouth.org. There you
can find instructions on how to order a ticket by mail. The deadline for ticket
sales and reservations is January 11. Additional donations are also accepted
to help offset the cost of this event and financial assistance is available to
those in need. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets will be sold at the door only if space is available and will cost $30
for adults and $20 for students. Honoring the legacy of Rev. Dr. King, Jr.
includes bringing a donation of one of the following non-perishable items
for the Falmouth Service Center: apple juice (64oz.), pancake mix, canned
chicken, ketchup, juice boxes, baby wipes.