Submitted by Bedford Embraces Diversity
A young songwriter who says he “loves to sing the Gospel” will be featured at Bedford Embrace Diversity’s first community breakfast on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16.
Jalen Williams is only 24, but his resume includes singing at several Boston area churches and the Berklee Jazz festival. Currently he sings on the worship team at Impact Church in Medford.
Mr. Williams is a big part of the agenda at “Celebrating MLK’s Vision Together,” will begins at 9:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church hall, 153 Concord Road. Write [email protected] or call Marilou Barsam (781-271-9798) or Tricia Anderson (781-538-4690) for reservations. Admission charge is $5 for the breakfast.
Mr. Williams, originally from Boston, was trained in classical and jazz and has been singing since age 12. A graduate of Boston Arts Academy, he studied music at Herkimer, NY Community College and graduated from North Point Bible College in Haverhill, where he studied music and worship.
The breakfast also will feature remarks from a variety of speakers on Dr. King’s principles and values, and how they continue to apply to society today.
Among the confirmed speakers are Kyle Draper, Bedford resident and sports broadcasting personality; Reginald Nichols, assistant human resources director at Middlesex Community College; and Chief of Police Robert Bongiorno.
Representatives of all of the town’s institutions, including most churches, Middlesex Community College, Hanscom Air Force Base, the Veterans hospital, and local government will be attending.
The board of Bedford Embraces Diversity, the community-based organization committed to increasing awareness and understanding of diversity, felt that this new event would serve as an opportunity to reinforce Dr. King’s messages of justice and equality at the community level.