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Martin Luther King Jr. Events


“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Local Business, Big Mama’s Kitchen, to Host Special Events to Commemorate MLK Day


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, Big Mama’s Kitchen is hosting a special luncheon for 100 members of the North Omaha community to commemorate the life of Dr. King and the ongoing campaign to promote the rights of all people.

“My mother, Patricia ‘Big Mama’ Barron, believed that bringing people to the table to share a delicious meal could change the world,” said her daughter, Gladys Harrison. “Inspired by her legacy, we’re inviting people to come together in fellowship to enjoy a free meal, celebrate community and honor Dr. King and his legacy.”

The luncheon will be held at the Highlander Dining Room – 2112 North 30th Street, Suite 201 – from Noon to 1:30 p.m. and will feature Big Mama’s MLK Day Special meal: oven-fried chicken, collard greens, candied yams, cornbread, pound cake, ice cream and cranberry tea.

State Senator Justin Wayne will be the guest speaker for the event, and he will discuss criminal justice reform and LB1024 which provides $335 million to create jobs and facilitate economic growth in north and south Omaha.

In addition to the luncheon, Big Mama’s is also inviting the entire Omaha community to a special cocktail event. This free event was created to encourage professionals from across the metro to come together in fellowship and network in celebration of the work of Dr. King.

MLK Day Happy Hour


When: Monday, January 16, 2023

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Location: Highlander Dining Room – 2112 North 30th Street, Suite 201

Event sponsors for both events: Big Mama’s Kitchen and Catering, Black Men United, Dena’s Place, Nebraska HBCU + Greek Collaborative, United Way of the Midlands.

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