2022 MLK Jr. Dreamers’ celebration lineup released

Rev. James Meeks, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot among speakers at virtual event

WAUKEGAN – Waukegan Township has announced the lineup of guest speakers for the 2022 MLK Jr. Dreamers’ celebration.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 17

Speakers include the Rev. James T. Meeks, senior pastor of one of the largest African American megachurches in Illinois – Salem Baptist Church of Chicago – and former Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate; CNN reporter the Rev. Dr. William Barber, president and senior lecturer at Repairers of the Breach; and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

Speakers also will include local leaders. The event honors those in the community who exhibit qualities embodied by Dr. King.

For virtual tickets, visit www.waukegantownship.com.

For information, call 847-244-9242 or email rrandle@waukegantownship.com.