The mission of Unity Partnership is to have a positive impact on the relationship between police and civilians by creating opportunities for interactions that foster mutual understanding, erase negative stereotypes, and develop new pathways for dialogue in the community.
Welcome from the Founder and President
My name is Regina Brent and I am founder and president of Unity Partnership. Our organization was established by a group of citizens who came together to build relationships and partnerships between police officers and civilians. We have witnessed several unfortunate incidents across America with innocent lives lost, both civilian and police. As a community, it is our duty and responsibility to address and eradicate these injustices. We should not sit idly by as if this were a spectator sport, but instead do our very best to become involved with our community. We need your support to continue our efforts to become change agents. Please continue to browse our website to see more of the work that we are doing. Come and join us as we take this journey because change begins with ordinary people, and it can begin with you.
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., Birthday BREAKFAST celebration: Where do we go from here? Chaos or Community Monday, January 15, 2024 (see details below)
In 1994, Dr. William Carroll, President Emeritus of Benedictine University, organized the first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. Over time, it became an annual event that drew over 1,000 attendees and raised money for scholarships. Sadly, because of Dr. Carroll’s retirement, this important uplifting community event went away.
Recognizing the great need to bring diverse communities together, the Inland Real Estate Group decided to bring back this annual event by working in partnership with 244 community leaders from all walks of life and backgrounds. With a founding gift from Inland, the DuPage Foundation has created the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Fund, which will aid the underserved populations of DuPage County in a variety of ways.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often spoke of beloved community as a way of transforming people and relationships and creating communities grounded in reconciliation, friendship, and human dignity. It is in this spirit we come together and invite you to join us Monday, January 15, 2024 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Our very own Art Norman NBC News Retired Anchorman will be the Master of Ceremonies, Dr. William Carroll, will discuss the history of the breakfast, Naomi King the widow of Rev. Alfred Daniel (A.D.) King and Sister-In-Law to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will give virtual remarks and Freedom Rider, Social Justice Activist under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and member of The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Bob Zellner will give in person remarks https://snccdigital.org/people/bob-zellner/ We will also have the amazing Rev. Darius Brooks famous gospel singer who will be joined by a blended choir of DuPage AME and Cathedral of Grace St. John AME Church.