MLK Human Rights Community Breakfast to be held virtually today | Local

The Latah County Human Rights Commission’s Annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Community Breakfast will be held virtually at 9:30 a.m. today with guest speaker Phillip J. Roundtree.

Roundtree is a mental health advocate with a specialization in mental health within Black communities and other marginalized and underrepresented communities.

Founder of Quadefy LLC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to physical and personal empowerment, Roundtree was recognized in 2018 by Black Enterprise Magazine in the “Be a Modern Man” program and spoke for TEDx in “Black Mental Health Matters ” in 2019.

Joann Muneta, chair of the Latah County Human Rights Task Force, said Roundtree was chosen based on feedback from University of Idaho staff, as well as high school students. local.

“It turned out that we also have a representative from the high school in our working group,” Muneta said. “He said yes, high school students are also very concerned about mental health issues.”

After Roundtree’s speech, there will be a question-and-answer period in which guests are invited to participate. The breakfast will also include music and the presentation of the Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Award.

In addition to the community breakfast, Roundtree will meet with local high school students and deliver Martin Luther King’s commencement address at the University of Idaho.

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