Representative Adriano Espaillat, in collaboration with local leaders.
He will hold a virtual roundtable to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who championed the fight for racial equality in the United States.
“Dr. King played a pivotal role in ending racial segregation and changing the dialogue of race relations in America. Yet, we know that his dream is still deferred and as our nation continues to grapple with racial violence, social injustices, and public health inequities,” said Rep. Espaillat.
“Following last week’s violence at the United States Capitol, it is clearer than ever that we must denounce white supremacy and confront hate and bigotry. Where there is injustice, there is no peace, and we cannot rest until all individuals, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or nation of birth can have the opportunity to achieve in America and fully realize Dr. King’s dream once and for all.”
Rep. Espaillat will be joined by Kevin “K.B.” Bracey, President of the Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated; Hazel N. Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference; and, Reverend Ronald E. Sullivan, Pastor of the Christian Parish for Spiritual Renewal.
- Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)
- Kevin Bracey, President, Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
- Hazel N. Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference
- Reverend Ronald E. Sullivan, Pastor, Christian Parish for Spiritual Renewal
What: Virtual Roundtable Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When: Friday, January 15th at 6:00 p.m. (EST)
Where: Watch live at https://www.facebook.com/RepEspaillat
Representative Espaillat is the first Dominican American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and his congressional district includes Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the north-west Bronx.
First elected to Congress in 2016, Representative Espaillat is serving his third term in Congress. Representative Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities.
He is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he serves as the Second Vice-Chair and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, where he serves as Deputy Whip.
Representative Espaillat also currently serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.