Members of the Jacksonville campus staff and faculty attended the inaugural VIP Reception for DreamWeek Jax 2019 on Saturday, Jan. 19. DreamWeek Jax, a celebration of the City of Jacksonville, Florida as the city of dreamers, occurs each January during the week of the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and National Day of Service.
The mission of DreamWeek Jax is to showcase Jacksonville as the Dream City of the Millennia in culture, arts, business and social progress. It was co-founded by Brooks Dunbar, a Brenau adjunct instructor, and her husband, ret. Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Roy Dunbar Jr., U.S. Air Force, as a way to elevate individuals, groups and organizations in the area by promoting community engagement and cross-communication.
DreamWeek Inc. is a registered 501 (c)3 nonprofit agency with a mission to promote social progress and community engagement through the lens of Dr. King’s dream. Although social progress themes may change each year, this year’s program themes include youth, education, health, women, entrepreneurship and community safety. Brenau’s Jacksonville campus is the featured partner for education. Associate professor Erick Aguilar and adjunct instructor Maja Zelihic will participate in the education panel of the DreamWeek Summit on Friday, Jan. 25, and Jacksonville campus director Alecia Webb will serve as the summit facilitator.