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“America Divided – History Will Judge”

11/28/2017

Barbara L. McQuade
Barbara L. McQuade

The 39th Annual Tribute Dinner Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“America Divided – History Will Judge” is the theme for the 39th Annual Citywide Tribute Dinner in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at the Genesys Banquet Center in Grand Blanc. This year’s keynote address will be given by Barbara L. McQuade, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. She is currently a professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School.

Also this year, the first place winner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest for students in grades 6 through 12, will have an opportunity to read his/her essay at the Tribute Dinner. The Essay Contest theme is “America Divided – History Will Judge”

The 2018 Tribute Dinner is co-sponsored by Mott Community College, Baker College of Flint, Davenport University, Hamilton Community Health Network, Kettering University and the University of Michigan-Flint.

The dinner celebration is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $50 per person and $500 for sponsorship of a table of ten. For sponsorship information call 810-232-8590. All tickets must be purchased by Tuesday, Jan. 9 as limited seating is available. Tickets may be purchased online at mcceventsonline.com or by calling:
• The Foundation for Mott Community College at (810) 762-0425,
• Baker College of Flint at (810) 766-4282,
To order tickets via mail, make checks payable to the MLK Tribute Dinner and mail to: Foundation for Mott Community College, 1401 E. Court St., Flint, MI 48503.

The Keynote Speaker:
Barbara L. McQuade was an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan from 1998 until becoming U.S. Attorney in that same district. She was also a professor of law at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law from 2003-2009.

The first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, she was appointed by President Barack Obama and started her term as U.S. Attorney on January 4, 2010. Upon taking office in January 2010, McQuade restructured the office for the first time in more than 35 years to align attorney resources with the priorities of the district; national security, violent crime, public corruption, civil rights and financial fraud, including mortgage fraud, health care fraud, and environmental crimes.

McQuade serves on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, and as co-chair of the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee. She also serves on subcommittees addressing civil rights and border security. She was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit for 12 years, and served as Deputy Chief of the National Security Unit, where she prosecuted cases involving terrorism financing, foreign agents, export violations, and threats. During her career as a federal prosecutor, McQuade has also prosecuted cases involving violent crime, fraud and racketeering.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, please see the following link: http://www.mcc.edu/gainful_employ_disclosure/index.php

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November 28, 2017
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