Chicago Islamic council chair to speak at annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast
November 10, 2010
Lisle, Illinois~ Kareem Irfan, chair of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, an organization which represents more than 400,000 Muslim-Americans, will be the featured speaker Monday, January 17, 2011 at the 16th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast sponsored by Benedictine University and College of DuPage.
The breakfast will be held from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the Krasa Center Dining Room on the campus of Benedictine University.
Irfan, a practicing intellectual property and information technology lawyer, earned a master's in Computer Engineering from University of Illinois and a J.D. from DePaul University. Irfan is a frequent speaker on Islam and the perspectives of Muslim-Americans.
The King Breakfast, which honors the legacy of the civil rights leader and celebrates the diversity of college communities, is one of the largest events of its kind in the country. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund at both schools.
Tickets are $25. Corporate sponsorships (tables of eight) are available for $2,000. For more information about the event or for tickets, contact the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage at (630) 942-4000.
Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.