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***Update: Administrator Jackson will not attend either of today’s events*** / EPA Administrator to Participate in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Events

Release Date: 01/17/2011
Contact Information: EPA Press Office, press@epa.gov

WASHINGTON – On Monday, Jan. 17, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day during two events. First, she will join U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Reverend Al Sharpton, and a number of elected officials, at a breakfast hosted by the National Action Network, where she will give remarks. The breakfast is titled “Concrete Progress toward King’s Dream” and will focus on the advancements made toward equality in the U.S.

Later, Jackson will speak to participants during Kid Power Inc.’s community service event at Tubman Elementary and tour the school’s citizen farm. The event will highlight the importance of access to
healthy foods in urban environments and the roles of youth and schools in environmental protection and education.

Both events are open to the press.

Monday, January 17, 2011

9:15 a.m. Administrator Jackson Joins U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Reverend Al Sharpton, and others at National Action Network Breakfast

The Madison Hotel (Dolly Madison Ballroom)
1177 15th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

*Note: Reporters wishing to attend this event must RSVP to
press@epa.gov


11:00 a.m. Administrator Jackson Kicks Off Kid Power Inc.’s community service event

Tubman Elementary School
3101 13th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

*Note: Reporters wishing to attend this event must RSVP to
press@epa.gov