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41st Annual MLKing Tribute Dinner


Janice Ferebee is the 2020 MLKing Tribute Dinner speaker.
Janice Ferebee is the 2020 MLKing Tribute Dinner speaker.

The 41st Annual Citywide Tribute Dinner honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at the Genesys Banquet Center in Grand Blanc. Centered on the theme “Rise to the Challenge . . . if not now, when? ” this year’s keynote address will be given by Janice Ferebee, MSW, a Docent with the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.

The dinner celebration, scheduled to start at 6 p.m., is open to the public. Tickets are $50 per person. Table sponsorships are available at $500 for a table seating ten. Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased online at or by calling The Foundation for Mott Community College at (810) 762-0425. To order tickets via mail, please make checks payable to the MLK Tribute Dinner and mail to: The Foundation for Mott Community College, 1401 E. Court St., Flint, MI 48503.

The 2020 Tribute Dinner, presented each year by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee, is co-sponsored by Baker College, Davenport University, Hamilton Community Health Network, Kettering University, Mott Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint. For more information, please call (810) 762-0425.

The Keynote Speaker
Janice Ferebee, MSW, a native New Yorker now living in Washington, D.C., is an author, consultant, docent, international speaker, and founder/Chief Woman Warrior of Ferebee Enterprises International, (FEI) a global female empowerment enterprise. In addition to serving as docent for the National Museum of African American History & Culture, she is Director of the Bethune Program Development Center at the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., where she is responsible for community-based as well as national programs for women and girls of African descent, their families and communities, focusing on health, education, economic empowerment and leadership.

As the first African American Models Editor of Seventeen Magazine, the self-published author and creator of Got it Goin’ On® Worldwide has been recognized for her innovative Got it Goin’ On® Empowerment Brand for Girls of Color, which includes the handbook, award-winning program, and curriculum. FEI’s mission is to improve the quality of life for girls around the world through culturally customized non-formal education products and services – with a social purpose that focuses on girls’ education, equity and empowerment. The recipient of the 2003 ESSENCE Award, Janice Ferebee has been featured on OPRAH and has provided media commentary on radio and television.

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