Oakland, CA – Monday, January 20, 2014, 10:00AM to 12Noon
Make the Dream REAL – 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Celebration Day
Delicious and nutritious food justice meal following the program!
Shakti Butler, PhD, filmmaker and Founder & Creative Director of World Trust, is a dynamic educator in the field of racial equity. Dr. Butler will speak on Monday, January 20, 2014 at McClymonds High School, located at 2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, CA 94607. This will be the 16th year that the Attitudinal Healing Connection with the support of numerous community organizations have gathered the community to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This event is free to the public, with a delicious meal immediately following. The focus of this event is equity in education and making the dream real for racial equality for all people.
The event's mission "...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 http://www.ahc-oakland.org
for more information.)
The Master of Ceremony will be Pastor Raymond Lankford, Executive Director of Healthy Oakland. 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, addressing 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 Invocation by Xochipilli, Kehinde & Taiwo Kujichagulia-Seitu, Oakland Spirit Orchestra Featuring The Voices of the King, Oakland Interfaith Youth Gospel Chorus, Tyrese Johnson, Winnie Wong and China’s Spirit Music Ensemble and Ballet Folklorico De Frank Zapata.
This event is made possible this year by: City Slicker Farms, Alternatives in Action, McClymonds Alumni, Oakland Unified School District, The City of Oakland, Healthy Communities Oakland, True Vine, People’s Grocery and Attitudinal Healing Connection.