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MLK Event - "Make the Dream Real 2012"

Monday, January 16, 2012
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Aeeshah Clottey
Location Details:
McClymonds High School, 2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, CA 94607.

Oakland, CA – Monday, January 16, 2012, 10:00AM to Noon

Dr. Elnora Webb to speak at McClymonds High School in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Celebration Day.

President, Laney College, Dr. Elnora Webb to speak on Monday, January 16, 2012 at McClymonds High School. 2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, CA 94607. The “Make the Dream Real” event, the 14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration organized by Attitudinal Healing Connection, will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and it’s free to the public, a luncheon immediately following. The focus of this event is on equity in education and making the dream real for a quality education for all children.

The events’ mission is “…to be more than just a way of honoring Dr. King’s passionate vision; it has become a platform for moving his vision forward through building understanding, inspiring the community to work for justice and fostering harmony amongst communities in the Bay Area.” says, Dr. Mathew Fox, organizing committee member and internationally acclaimed theologian and author. The idea that “everyone can participate and bring change to Oakland by living the teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – being the change that they want to see in our communities” is the driving message Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC) founders strive to realize in the community. AHC is a non-profit organization, founded in 1989, whose mission is to eliminate violence through creative and transformational educational programs – for adults and youth. (Visit for more information.)

The Mistress of Ceremony will be Aimee Allison, Co-Executive Director of Roots Action, Mr. Kevin Taylor, Principal of McClymonds High School, Kokomon Clottey, author and Executive Director of the Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. and Dr. Mathew Fox will host the event and address the anticipated 1,100 guests.

Awards will be presented to community and youth leaders living the message of Dr. King.

Special guests and performers include: Indigenous Sacred Prayer by Xochipilli; Dezorah Smith, Destiney Knuckles, Oakland Interfaith Youth Gospel Chorus; Oakland School for the Arts Chorus; Winnie Wong and China’s Spirit Music Ensemble (CSME); Mike Brown, Poet; and Jesus Ibn El; and many more.


This event is made possible this year by: KPFA, BAYAC/OCASA, WOMG, ILWU, West Oakland Alliance Foundation, Alliance Recycling, Dreyers Ice Cream, People’s Grocery, City Slicker Farms, McClymonds Alumni & Host of Community Organizations.

Added to the calendar on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 12:15PM
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