Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:00 p.m. ET at the Hotel Meliá located at 590 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta , 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; or

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