The 32nd Annual Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is scheduled for Monday, January 16th from 6:30pm-8:00pm CT. Please contact Lissette Cruz Jimenez with any questions.
- Musical performances by Rosanna Williams (Appleton Area School District) and Kyree Allen (Lawrence University '22)
- Announcement of community educator awards
- the 32nd Annual Community Keynote Address
This year's keynote speaker is Mr. Henry Sanders, CEO of Madison365, a Madison-based media company that uses excellent journalism to start conversations, find real and lasting solutions, build community, invite action and encourage emerging leaders in Greater Madison's communities of color, and to foster dialog between members of diverse communities.
For nearly twenty years, Henry Sanders Jr. (CEO and Publisher) has been a force for community development, economic development and entrepreneurship in the Madison area, in Wisconsin, and throughout the Midwest. He worked for the City of Madison and then-Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin before joining the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce as Vice President. In that capacity, he started the Small Business Advisory Council, Latino Chamber of Commerce, and the African American Black Business Association. Sanders is also the founder of the young professional organization Madison Area Growth Network (MAGNET), Madison Network of Black Professionals, and Capacity 360, a government relations firm that brought more than $15 million to Wisconsin businesses.
Henry ran a statewide campaign for Lieutenant Governor in 2010 and in 2011 joined the Obama Administration as the Small Business Administration’s Region V Advocate, speaking up for small businesses across six states.
In 2018, Henry was named InBusiness Magazine’s 2018 Startup Company Executive of the Year, was given the Amigo Award by LaMovida Radio and was named Outstanding Experiential Learning Host by the Madison Metropolitan School District for allowing students to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Summit.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin and chairs its Membership Advisory Council.
Thank you to this year's event sponsors!
- Lawrence University
- City of Appleton
- United Way Fox Cities
- Appleton Area School District
- People of Progression
- Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Cities