Brookhaven hosts MLK Day Dinner, Program on Jan. 17

Credit: City of Brookhaven

Credit: City of Brookhaven

Brookhaven will host its sixth annual MLK Day Dinner and Program at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Apple Valley Road parking lot of the Brookhaven MARTA station, 1268 Apple Valley Road NE.

The event will include featured speakers and “dinner in a bag.”

In past years before last January, the event was held at the Lynwood Community Center - once the site of the segregated Lynwood Schools whose students integrated into the DeKalb School System in 1968.

Due to COVID-19 health regulations, a different format was adopted last year.

Again, event planners have opted for the outdoor MARTA parking lot to allow guests to dine in their vehicles and view speakers on a stage that will be set up in the parking lot.

“I am excited that we are returning to last year’s format for one of Brookhaven’s most popular events,” said District 1 City Councilwoman Linley Jones.

“Adapting this to an outdoor venue only added to the energy and inspiration of the evening, and I invite the public to join us,” Jones added.

The keynote speaker for 2022 will be Pat Martin, a Lynwood Park community leader and one of the Lynwood School Trailblazers.

Additional speakers and performers will be announced soon.

At $10 each, tickets can be purchased by calling 404-637-0542 or visiting the Lynwood Community Center, 3360 Osborne Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.