Sat, Feb 29


Long Island Marriott

35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black History Month Commemorative Awards Luncheon

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35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black History Month  Commemorative Awards Luncheon

Time & Location

Feb 29, 2020, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Long Island Marriott, 101 James Doolittle Blvd, Uniondale, NY 11553, USA

About the Event


 The Brothers of Eta Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. would like to invite you to join us at our 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black History Month Commemorative Awards Luncheon celebrating the legacy of Brother Dr. King and individuals in our communities who are living examples of the “DREAM”.   

The 2020 luncheon theme is “New Peaks of Hope.” --- Although challenging, with patient and firm determination we will press on until every valley of despair is exalted to new peaks of hope. Excellence for our communities is attainable for as long as we are persistent and unrelenting in the pursuit even when confronted with the most impossible of circumstances. Like Brother Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we must be resilient during these turbulent times and always do what is right not only for our families but for the world.   

The event will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Long Island Marriott Hotel located at 101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale, NY 11553. The program will begin at 12:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm. The cost of the tickets are $85 for adults and $50 for youth under 18.   

 We are pleased to announce that we have confirmed a true civil rights leader for our 2020 Keynote Speaker who will also be the recipient of the 2020 MLK Civil Rights Trailblazer Award, Honoree Deacon Arthur L. Miller, Deacon, author, radio host, revivalist and retired businessman, and former director of the Office for Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford.  In addition to his assigned parishes, he is also the Catholic chaplain at Hartford’s Capital Community College.Deacon Art Miller has addressed issues of social injustice for many years. With firsthand knowledge he speaks from the perspective of an African American who grew up on the South Side of Chicago in the 1940's and 1950's and marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Deacon Miller was 10 years old in 1955 when his schoolmate Emmett Till, age 14, was brutally murdered in Mississippi, which energized the Civil Rights Movement.    

During the celebration, there will be vendors displaying a wonderful assortment of items for sale, such as jewelry, accessories, clothing, and sorority and fraternity paraphernalia as well as a raffle to benefit our mentoring programs.  Proceeds from this event will benefit our chapter's community-based youth and adult programs which are dedicated to advancing Long Island through charitable giving, mentoring and the sponsorship of students to participate in the Annual ETL Foundation HBCU College Tour.   We look forward to seeing you, along with your family and friends at this great event to celebrate the many years of hard work, dedication and outstanding community service of our MLK Drum Major Award honorees. If you should have any questions, please contact us at    To purchase your tickets, to donate and for event sponsorship information click the following link:

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