Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy lives on

By Wendy Ladd

We celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in style at MetroTech by spreading the message of unity, contributing to the community and the power of education. Melanie Little John, Rudy Wynter and John Bruckner hosted the event with their own personal stories and impressions of Dr. King.

Employees and students packed the auditorium for a rock-star line up in partnership with Brooklyn Music Academy. Our own leaders Melanie Little John, Rudy Wynter and John Bruckner hosted the event with their own personal stories and impressions of Dr. King.

Spoken word performer Sore Agbaje captivated the audience with her raw talent and beautiful words.

Brooklyn Brough President Eric Adams took the roof off with his speech challenging everyone to find their assignment and to do it well.

Dr. Nadia Lopez, the founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy and author, told her story of changing the education system in Brownsville Brooklyn for the better, by expecting more. After the program she signed her book, The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World.

“In my 33 years at the company, this was one of the best events I have had the pleasure of attending. I learned many things and enjoyed the experience,” said John Bruckner, President of National Grid, New York.

The speakers encouraged employees to live by one of the messages from Dr. King, Jr. “The time is always right, to do what is right.”

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