2018 MLK Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall is an American broadcast journalist. Hall was formerly the American national news anchor for NBC News, day-side anchor for MSNBC, host of the program MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall, and a co-host of Today's Take, the third hour of Today. She currently hosts "Deadline: Crime" on Investigation Discovery channel. The former Today co-host is partnering with Weinstein Television for a new daytime talk show.  Currently in development, the untitled project will feature a mix of current events, human-interest stories and in-depth celebrity and newsmaker interviews. The daily series will be shot in front of a live studio audience. Hall will co-create and executive produce, with former NBC Domestic Television Distribution president Barry Wallach.
 
Tamron is an award-winning journalist, and was the recipient of Temple University’s prestigious Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award in 2010. Tamron is involved with several charitable organizations that strive to end homelessness and illiteracy, as well as others that fight domestic abuse. She has been recognized by Day One, a New York-based advocacy group for victims of domestic violence, for her work and support of their efforts. She wrote a personal account of her sister’s death for theGrio.com in 2010, which garnered praise from several outlets for its honesty and attention to the often-overlooked issue of domestic and dating violence. In addition, Tamron is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists. In addition, Tamron has been featured in several major publications and media outlets, including Ebony Magazine, Forbes, Uptown Magazine, Huffington Post, AOL Black Voices, Women’s Health, Marie Claire and others. Tamron is a native of Luling, Texas, and she holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University.
 
Hall also continues to be an activist against domestic abuse. She recently launched The Tamron Heart Renate Fund, a partnership with Safe Horizon, America’s leading victim assistance organization to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. The Fund honors the memory of Hall's sister by helping victims find the support they need.
 
About Martin Luther King, Jr.
King was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. King helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience.
 
In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.
 

2018 MLK Luncheon

26th Annual MLK Celebration
January 15, 2018
Peoria Civic Center

Doors open at 11:00 a.m.
luncheon begins at 12:00 p.m.

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Public Employees for Community Concerns
send to P.O. Box 1312, Peoria, IL 61654-1312. 

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