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MLK Luncheon

2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

The Metropolitan Community College Foundation presents:
2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon
11:30 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2022

The Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon is a Metropolitan Community College Foundation benefit held each winter in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. The thought-provoking program features a national speaker each year and focuses on current events through the lens of Dr. King’s teachings.

The 2022 luncheon will examine the current state of social and racial justice in our country. The purpose of our event is to educate and to promote mutual compassion and understanding. We hope that you and your guests take time to consider this wisdom left to us by Dr. King:

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

Thank you in advance for supporting our mission of ensuring access and affordable education to all.

2022 Keynote Speaker and Featured Guests will be announced soon.

2021 Previous Keynote Speaker and Featured Guests

Hannah Jones

Keynote Speaker

The MCC Foundation is proud to announce this year's national speaker, Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Ms. Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and creator of the landmark 1619 Project. This 2021 luncheon program will examine the current state of social and racial justice in our country

Joel Goldberg

Joel Goldberg, Moderator

Joel Goldberg, Kansas City Royals pregame show host and game commentator, is in his 13th year with Fox Sports Kansas City. He came to KC in 2008 after three years covering St. Louis teams for Fox Sports Midwest. Before that, he worked as a reporter and anchor for six years at Fox affiliate KTVI in St. Louis. Goldberg was born in Philadelphia, moved with his family to the Chicago area before starting high school, and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. His wife, Susan, is an Overland Park native.

Phil Shafer

Phil "Sike" Shafer, Event Artist

At the 2021 MLK event Phil Shafer, aka Sike Style, will create a one-of-a-kind canvas painting inspired by Dr. King’s wisdom. It will be auctioned to the highest bidder at the end of the program. For almost 20 years, Shafer has run his successful art business, Sike Style Industries. A photography graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, Shafer creates fine-art paintings, 2-D design and print graphics. His love of street art and graffiti led him to community and corporate projects as a muralist. Shafer was awarded the 2017 KC Urban Hero Award, as well as an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant in conjunction with an international mural project in Kingston, Jamaica.

Sponsor this event

Please direct your questions to
Jessica Ramirez at or 816.604.1411.