11th Annual MLK National Holiday Breakfast in Falmouth, Jan. 15

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Sea Crest Resort, 350 Quaker Road, North Falmouth, MA 02556
Family Friendly

No Place for Hate – Falmouth will host Falmouth’s 11th Annual MLK National Holiday Breakfast at the Sea Crest Resort in North Falmouth on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 9:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., with doors opening at 9:15 A.M. Everyone is invited to attend. The event will include a full breakfast, a presentation by guest speaker Robin J. Miller, live musical entertainment (featuring jazz pianist Ted Jellinek), participation by Falmouth students from Morse Pond School and Falmouth High School, and the presentation to Scoba Rhodes of No Place for Hate Falmouth’s Civic Leadership Award. Tickets are available through advance registration and payment at the cost of $15 for adults and $10 for students. Past breakfasts have sold out, so advance ticketing is critical. To obtain a reservation form, due by January 1, 2018, send an email request to npfhfalmouth@gmail.com. No Place for Hate – Falmouth will send you a form and recommends that you return it without delay to ensure a spot. Tickets will be sold at the door only if space is available. Attendees are requested to further honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. King, Jr. by bringing a donation of a non-perishable item of choice (no sweets, please) for the Falmouth Service Center. Those wishing to attend but needing financial assistance should contact No Place for Hate – Falmouth, which can provide subsidies. To date, Cape Cod Five Bank and Salt Pond Realty join No Place for Hate – Falmouth in sponsoring this event.


This year’s featured speaker is Robin Joyce Miller, retired New York City educator, artist, poet and author. Ms. Miller will speak about the shame and pain of growing up black in a white privileged America. Restoration, for her, comes through her faith, exploration into her cultural history and, finally, artistic expression.  Her husband, James W. Miller, will join her using his poetic voice to enhance the narrative.


Ms. Miller, a New York City native, received a B.S. in early childhood education from Baruch College and an M.S. in learning disabilities from Lehman College.  Robin retired from the NYC school system after a little more than 30 successful and joyous years of teaching. She was a special education teacher for the first half of her career and ended as a highly celebrated art educator.  During her years as a teacher of visual arts, Robin became a facilitator for NYC’s Blueprint for the Arts and earned the honors of both NYC and NY State Region 8 Art Educator of the Year. She has conducted art workshops for teachers across the city in many venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA – the Museum of Modern Art.


Ms. Miller has also developed as a professional artist, author, illustrator and poet. In 1992 she created a print ad for Pepsi honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. under the pseudonym, r.j. scribbles.  She is currently a resident artist at the Zion Union Heritage Museum in Hyannis, MA where mixed media collage quilts from her book, Rhythms of a Faithful Journey are on exhibit. She co-authored this book with her husband, James W. Miller. Robin specializes in African American Heritage art and poetry. Paintings from her book, A Humble Village, have been exhibited in the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and the African American Museum of Hempstead, NY. She and her husband James have residences in Bronx, NY and Marstons Mills, MA. View Ms. Miller’s art and read more about her at http://robinjoycemillerart.com.


This year’s breakfast will also recognize the extraordinary efforts and legacy of Mr. Scoba Rhodes, who will be honored as the recipient of the second No Place for Hate – Falmouth Civic Leadership Award, following fellow educator and activist George Spivey. Scoba is a Falmouth native, retired Falmouth High School teacher. He currently serves as both the Chair of the Town of Falmouth Affirmative Action Committee and the Cape Cod NAACP President. The presentation will include more about Scoba’s distinguished and longstanding activism and leadership in various community positions.


No Place for Hate is a community organization that works to combat bias, build bridges, and promote respect for everyone in our community through advocacy and education. Learn more on its Facebook page and sign up for the email list at npfhfalmouth@gmail.com. We hope you will join your neighbors and make new friends by attending this special event Act fast to obtain a reservation from npfhfalmouth@gmail.com and return it promptly with payment to secure a spot.