Join Councilman Dee Andrews For “A Day in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through the Eyes of Our Community Leaders”
2013-01-08 · By Editor
As part of the City of Long Beach Peace Week activities, Councilman Dee Andrews, along with the Peace Week Committee, Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine, and the California Conference for Equality & Justice (CCEJ), will host A Day in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. through the Eyes of Our Community Leaders, on Thursday, January 17th, from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park’s Social Hall, on 1950 Lemon Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806.
The California Conference for Equality & Justice will present the annual report on hate crimes and acts of violence happening in communities on a national, statewide, and local level to demonstrate how Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message to promote peace and unity is always ongoing.
Afterwards, 6th District resident Christopher Covington will moderate a discussion among community leaders, who will share their knowledge and personal stories interacting and walking with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the new generation of youth. All leads up to a workshop designed to have participants foster new ideas that will allow positive changes to occur in the neighborhoods.
“This event is what we need in the community to provide our youth an opportunity to learn what happened during the Civil Rights Movement and how we must continue to promote Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of peace, love, and understanding to find that true meaning of community”, said Councilman Dee Andrews.
Residents of all ages and backgrounds are welcomed to attend. Free refreshments will be provided.
Peace Week is a week of selected activities created by Councilman Dee Andrews in an effort to unify and to uplift the community. For more information on the Peace Week events, call the Office of Councilman Dee Andrews at (562) 570-6816.