Annual Community Unity breakfast highlights the importance of inclusion

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – It was a packed house at the ECU Murphy Center on Monday morning for the annual Community Unity breakfast.

“Today we are here to show day on instead of a day off to do our community service,” said Lasonja Hawkins, Sigma Gamma Rho Alumni President.

Free and open to all, the Community Unity breakfast included guest speaker Pastor Eve Rogers from the New Dimensions Community Church.

“That we will have victory over wars,” said Eve Rogers, New Dimensions Community Church Pastor.

Music by Pitt Community Colleges United Singers with an overall message of supporting diversity and inclusion in 2024

“My hope is really that people will take an inspiration they got here today and put it into action and let it not just be a day that we think about Dr. King and the idea of unity, but it becomes a year full of unity and conclusion,” said Reimage Lead Pastor, Chris Hopkins. While not just thinking of diversity today but continuing it into the future.

“I’m glad that the community comes out every year to support this event, and we look forward to an amazing 2024 of unity service and looking beyond ourselves,” said Toya Jacobs, Community Unity breakfast Co-chair.

The co-chair for the event also said this event is also a way to allow both the city of Greenville and Pitt County to come together and create inclusive opportunities for all people.

The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Greenville hosted today’s breakfast.