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Second Annual Coretta Scott King Legacy Luncheon

Coretta Scott King Center at Antioch College Hosts Second Annual Legacy Luncheon April 25

Tamika D. Mallory, nationally recognized activist, will receive Coretta Scott King Legacy Award

Yellow Springs, OH (April 5, 2018) – The Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College (CSKC) will honor co-president of the Women’s March, Tamika D. Mallory, and Miami Valley trailblazers at the second annual Legacy Luncheon, Wednesday, April 25, at the Dayton Racquet Club, 40 N. Main St., at 11:00 AM.

The Luncheon commemorates the legacy of Coretta Scott King, an Antioch College alumna, and celebrates the achievements of individuals and organizations committed to advancing social justice.

The Luncheon is made possible through several generous sponsors, including Presenting Sponsors, Dave and Elaine Chappelle; Freedom Sponsor, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission; Justice Sponsor, KeyBank; and Table Sponsor, CareSource.

The Center will present the Coretta Scott King Legacy Award to Tamika D. Mallory. A nationally recognized activist in the issues of gun control, women’s rights, and police violence, Ms. Mallory has held numerous leadership positions, including the honor of being the youngest executive director at the National Action Network.

As co-president of the Women’s March, Ms. Mallory helped organize a worldwide protest on January 21, 2017, resulting in the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. See

“We are thrilled to honor Ms. Mallory as she embodies the core mission of the Coretta Scott Center – creating change agents who will be a voice for civil rights and social justice. Our award will be one of many bestowed on Ms. Mallory including being listed as one of the most influential activists of 2017 by Essence and on Fortune’s 2017 list of the World’s Greatest Leaders,” said CSKC Executive Director Mila P. Cooper.

Along with the Coretta Scott King Legacy Award, the Center will honor other, local recipients with Justice Awards.

Coretta Scott King granted Antioch the use of her name for the Center, which provides education, awareness, and advocacy around issues of social justice and diversity. Cooper explained, “The Coretta Scott King Center continues to uphold the King legacy and our work has never been more important. Through our signature events including an annual Social Justice Symposium, we are committed to providing opportunities for learning, dialogue, and action to advance social justice and human rights.”

The Legacy Luncheon’s two honorary co-chairs, Stacy Thompson Speare-Hardy, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility for Key Bank Corporation, and John Fleming, Ph.D., museum consultant at JE Fleming Associates, are joined by honorary committee members.

Sponsorship and ticket information for the 2018 Legacy Luncheon are available at the Coretta Scott King Center website.

About The Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College

The Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom honors the legacy of Antioch’s renowned alumna Coretta Scott King by facilitating learning, dialogue, and action to advance social justice. The CSKC is the site of training, Kingian nonviolence workshops, an annual Social Justice Symposium, and other programs and educational initiatives.

About Antioch College

Antioch College is a groundbreaking and progressive institution and community, dedicated to winning victories for humanity. Antioch students apply their classroom learning in the world at-large, through extended Co-op work placements with national and international organizations. Antioch teaches and lives its commitments to educational innovation, an engaged campus community, and the pursuit of social justice in all its forms. Antioch College is located in Yellow Springs, OH, in the heart of the Miami Valley. Learn more at and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.