Greater Scranton MLK Commission Hosts Annual Community Dinner

The Office of Government and Community Relations is sponsoring a table for faculty, staff and students. Contact to make a reservation.
Greater Scranton MLK Commission Hosts Annual Community Dinner

The Greater Scranton MLK Commission will host the Annual Community Celebration and Awards Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, beginning promptly at 1:30 p.m. The event will take place at The University of Scranton, DeNaples Center, McIlhenny Ballroom, 4th floor, 900 Mulberry Street, Scranton.

The theme for 2023 is: When Good People Remain Silent

The Commission focuses on the effects of anti-semitism, othering and belonging, inspired by words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter...” 

A virtual keynote presentation will feature Sr. Mary C. Boys, Ed.D., Dr. Theology, Dlitt, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, Skinner McAplin Professor of Practical Theology and author of six books and hundreds of articles.

A panel discussion will follow the keynote. Panelists include:

Rabbi Daniel Swartz, spritual leader, Temple Hesed

Reverend Mark Alexander, Pastor, Bethel A.M.E. Church

Mother Rebecca A. Barnes, Reverend, St. Lukes Episcopal Church

Pastor Eric Wahner, Member Care and Descipleship Pastor, Steamtown Church

Tickets for this event are $25 each, $150 per table reservation of six. Event sponsors are greatly appreciated! Go to Questions? Email


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