MEDIA ALERT – January 16, 2023
TODAY – Big Mama’s Kitchen Hosts Special Events to Commemorate MLK Day
Who: Big Mama’s Kitchen and Catering is hosting a special luncheon for 100 members of the North Omaha community to commemorate the life of Dr. King and the ongoing campaign to promote the rights of all people.
What: Special MLK Day luncheon with guest speaker, State Senator Justin Wayne. He’ll be discussing criminal justice reform and LB1024 which provides $335 million to create jobs and facilitate economic growth in north and south Omaha.
Why: “My mother, Patricia ‘Big Mama’ Barron, believed that bringing people to the table to share a delicious meal could change the world,” said her daughter, Gladys Harrison. “Inspired by her legacy, we’re inviting people to come together in fellowship to enjoy a free meal, celebrate community and honor Dr. King and his legacy.”
When: Noon – 1:30 PM
Today, January 16, 2023
Where: Highlander Dining Room
2112 North 30th Street, Suite 201
Omaha, NE 68111
Additional Information: Big Mama’s and Dena’s Place are also hosting a special MLK Day happy hour event tonight from 4 to 8 PM at the Highlander. This free event was created to encourage professionals from across the metro to come together and network in celebration of the work of Dr. King.
If covering these events, please enter via the west door. For questions, call Carmen Steele at
Gladys Harrison (luncheon)
President, Big Mama’s Kitchen and Catering
Shawna Forsberg (luncheon)
President and CEO, United Way of the Midlands