Bristol Community College will host its 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast, on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, featuring an interactive Day of Service that serves multiple age groups and a host of community offerings. The in-person events are free and open to all.

The event’s keynote presentation will be delivered by Yolanda L. Dennis, the inaugural Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Family Engagement at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School (GNBRVTHS). 
Yolanda L. Dennis is an advocate for fostering challenging conversations on topics such as race relations, implicit bias, equity and injustice. Currently, she holds positions on the Board of Trustees for Alma del Mar Charter School, is a member of the Association of Massachusetts School Equity Leaders (AMSEL), serves on the New Bedford Ocean Cluster DEI Committee and is a Corporator of BayCoast Bank.

The breakfast will be held on Monday, Jan. 15, in the Commonwealth College Center (G building), on the Bristol Fall River Campus, 777 Elsbree Street. The event begins at 8:30 a.m., with a breakfast buffet, keynote address and entertainment, before transitioning to workshops and activities at 10:30 a.m. The 90-minute workshops will include the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Kindness Rocks and more!

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For more information about Bristol's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast and Day of Service, including an updated list of workshops, please visit