Dr. Janice Underwood Named as Keynote Speaker at Urban League's 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Honoring Community Leaders

PORTSMOUTH, Va., December 16, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Dr. Janice Underwood, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Commonwealth of Virginia, will be the keynote speaker at The Urban League of Hampton Roads 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders’ Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, 8 a.m., at the Portsmouth-Norfolk Renaissance Hotel, sponsored by GEICO, Enterprise Rentals and the City of Portsmouth. The Community Leaders’ Breakfast, held on King’s birthday, recognizes the legacy and life of Dr. King and presents awards to those dedicated to community service/volunteerism, education and leadership. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for registration, with the event starting promptly at 8:00 a.m.
This year’s awardees are: John Broderick, President and Cecelia Tucker, Assistant to the President for Community Relations of Old Dominion University; Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Noted Historian and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Norfolk State University; Howard Kern, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sentara Healthcare and Mary Blunt, Senior Vice President and Corporate Vice President at Sentara Healthcare; Bob Aston, Chairman of the Board and Tom Hasty III, Senior Executive Vice President and Regulatory Risk Officer, Towne Bank; Joan Brock, Outstanding Civic Leader and Philanthropist; Gaylene Kanoyton, Award Winning Community Servant and Activist and Marquise Hunt, Chairman Emeritus of the National NAACP Youth and College Division Task Force.
As the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dr. Underwood will develop a sustainable framework to promote inclusive practices across Virginia state government, implement a measurable, strategic plan to address systemic inequities in state government practices, and facilitate ways to turn feedback from state employees, external stakeholders, and community leaders into concrete equity policy.

Kimberly Underwood's New Book 'Properly Perceived' is a Perspicacious Read on Divinely Inspired Transformation in Life

Recent release “Properly Perceived” from Covenant Books author Kimberly Underwood is a discerning account that delves into the essence of focusing on biblical teachings to change one’s life and lead it toward God.
Press Release – updated: Dec 11, 2019 06:00 EST

SANTA FE, N.M., December 11, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Kimberly Underwood, a writer, public speaker, relationship coach, and marriage enhancement facilitator, has completed her new book, “Properly Perceived”: a potent book tackling the need for people to discern God’s Word and use it to change perspective and gain insight in life.
Kimberly writes, “Change your perspective; change your life! Our perspective on life is a very powerful force. It shapes our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and actions. In God’s Word, we read wisdom like, ‘Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things’ (Col. 3:2), but what does that really mean? How do we do that? Changing our perspective of this world and what happens in it is a major message in God’s Word. Let’s look at how we can ‘Properly Perceive’ our lives now and for eternity, through God’s lenses.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Kimberly Underwood’s new book instills life-affirming lessons targeted at believers in understanding the Holy Bible’s notions on self-enlightenment.
This book presents the challenge of putting God into one’s perspective to grasp his positively redefining will in one’s life.
Readers can purchase “Properly Perceived” at bookstores everywhere or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Source: Covenant Books