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LISTA invites Dr. Bernice A. King to Share her Mother’s Legacy with a Private Book Signing of Desert Rose.

New York – Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:00 p.m. ET at the Hotel Meliá located at 590 West Peachtree St NW Atlanta (Georgia), GA 30308 at the annual National Emerging Technology Leadership Summit and National Techlatino Achiever’s Award Gala, Dr. Bernice A. King will be a special guest speaker and will be signing the critically acclaimed much anticipated book on her mother’s life, entitled Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King. The book published by the University of Alabama Press and written by Edythe Scott Bagley, with Joe Hilley captures the essence of the life and legacy of the courageous and special woman who walked with and was married to the man (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), the mission and the vision.

“Both my parents were devoted to seeing the realization of The Beloved Community where justice prevails and persons attain their full human potential. With the Beloved Community in mind, I applaud LISTA’s mission to educate and encourage the use of technology for the empowerment of the Latino community in order to conquer the digital divide, because when communities have access, they have opportunity to attain their full human potential,” states King.

“Its an honor to have Dr. King with us and have her share her mother and her father’s legacy of nonviolent leadership, courage, commitment, and sacrifice, for had it not been for their sacrifice LISTA would not be here today,“ states President and founder of LISTA Jose Marquez-Leon.

Limited amount of books will be available for purchase onsite at the Melia during LISTA’s welcome reception of the Wednesday, May 23rd beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Dr. Bernice A.King, will sign books onsite. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to The Coretta Scott King Foundation to help prepare the next generation of Legacy Leaders through educational, health & wellness and cultural awareness initiatives. To learn more about the book or purchase a copy please log on to www.corettascottking.org/desertrose; or www.amazon.com.

About Latino in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)

LISTA (www.a-lista.org) promotes the utilization of the technology sectors for the empowerment of the Latino community. We are an organization that is committed to bringing various elements of Technology under one central hub to facilitate our partners, members and the community with the leverage and education they need to succeed in a highly advanced technologically driven society. LISTA Mission is to educate, motivate and encourage the use of technology in the Latino community and empowering them to bridge the digital divide.

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