Community members gathered to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 21st annual breakfast in his honor Monday at the West High cafe.

Sponsored by the Black Student Union clubs for West, Kimball and Tracy high schools, the Tracy African American Association and the Tracy Unified School District, the breakfast with the theme “I Am Somebody” featured student speeches and presentations from each high school along with music by the West High Jazz band.

Dr. Kilolo Brodie, the first African-American chair of the Master of Social Work program at California State University, Stanislaus, delivered the keynote address and had guests write their visions and goals for the year on notes that were shared for everyone to see.

The Tracy African American Association’s MLK Image Award was presented to Kehia Aka-mien, a Kimball High attendance secretary and adviser of the Black Student Union Club there, for her care for her students.

Proceeds from a silent auction and ticket sales will be used to help students attend the annual United Black Student Unions of California Leadership Convention in March in Los Angeles.

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