Al Womack, who is director of the Alton Boys and Girls Club, as well as a member of the Alton Board of Education, was the keynote speaker at L&C’s MLK Commemoration this year. JAN DONA/L&C MARKETING & PR
Al Womack, who is director of the Alton Boys and Girls Club, as well as a member of the Alton Board of Education, was the keynote speaker at L&C’s MLK Commemoration this year. JAN DONA/L&C MARKETING & PR

GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College welcomed a standing-room-only crowd Thursday, Jan. 25, at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

Alton Boys and Girls Club Director Al Womack, who also serves on the Alton Board of Education and is active in several other civic organizations, delivered a powerful address to L&C team members and students, as well as other area leaders and members of the public, on the importance of equity and diversity in education.

The event included presentations by L&C students, music by The Blancas, led by L&C Music Instructor Brenda Lancaster, and refreshments.

The MLK Commemoration is held annually in the lead-up to Black History Month.

For more information on L&C’s continuing efforts in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, contact Director Mya Lawrence at mylawrence@lc.edu.

For information on L&C’s upcoming Black History Month events, contact Student Activities Coordinator Jared Hennings at jhenning@lc.edu