22nd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

Information regarding the 2017 event coming soon.

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at 8 a.m.
Benedictine University
Krasa Center, Second Floor
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund.

2015 Picture Gallery


$25 each (on sale now through the McAninch Arts Center box office)

MAC Box Office

Seating Chart

Keynote Speaker - The Honorable Arnette R. Hubbard

The Honorable Arnette R. Hubbard, Judge of the Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division, actively continues to lead and inspire others as she tirelessly pursues her life's work in civil justice.  Judge Hubbard began her legal career as a staff attorney for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She entered into private practice in 1972 and in 1981 was sworn in as the first woman president of the National Bar Association. She focused on voters' rights as a member three-member Chicago Board of Election Commissioners beginning in 1989, and, in 1992, became the first African American commissioner elected president of the Association of Election Commissioners of Illinois. She was also the first woman president of the Cook County Bar Association, the nation's oldest African American bar association.  She was sworn in as judge in the First Municipal District in 1997 and was assigned to the Law Jury Section of the Law Division, where she currently hears larger monetary civil cases.
Today, Judge Hubbard is a champion of justice, social change and civil rights and continues to be recognized for her efforts. She received the Clarence Darrow Award in recognition of her contributions to social justice. In 2000, Judge Hubbard was presented with the Obelisk Award for education and community service. The following year, she became the first woman inducted into the Scroll of Distinguished Women Lawyers by the National Bar Association and was the 2009 recipient of the Margaret Brent Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Bar Association.

Guest Artist - Keith M. Kelley

Keith M. Kelley is Executive Director and Lead Instructor for the Spoken Word Academy of Chicago. An award winning arts educator, poet and musician, Kelley has conducted innovative workshops on poetry, music and performance with youth and young adults for Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Schools, Smart Museum of Art (University of Chicago), Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), Chicago Children's Museum, Illinois Wesleyan University, Shanti Foundation for Peace, and After School Matters.


Make a Donation:

  • If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation toward the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund, send a check made payable to College of DuPage/MLK to:

    College of DuPage
    c/o MLK Jr. Breakfast
    McAninch Arts Center (MAC)
    425 Fawell Boulevard
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships:

  • Scholarships are available to 2 Benedictine students and 2 College of DuPage students @ $1,000 each. Requirements include an essay detailing how Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. impacted your life and how you impact others based on his teachings as well as a letter of recommendation. Deadline Nov. 1, 2015.
    - College of DuPage Students