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King Week 2010 is a celebration commemorating the national holiday observance of Dr. King’s birthday that begins with a Kick-Off Ceremony and Press Conference on the City Hall Steps in Los Angeles, California. At this free event, attendees will also have a chance to learn more about other events during King Week 2010, which include SCLC’s annual Multi-Faith Prayer Luncheon, Community Mixer, Women’s Commission on Human Rights Town Hall Forum, Labor Day of Action, and the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Dinner Celebration.

In addition to the commemoration of Dr. King’s birthday, King Week 2010 is the primary fundraiser for the SCLC of Greater Los Angeles’ programs including the Rosa Parks Family Counseling and Sexual Assault Center, Hate Crimes Prevention Program, Martin Luther King Dispute Resolution Center (MLKDRC), and  Beyond the Bell at Foshay Learning Center, at risk after school program.

Through the services of these programs the SCLC of Greater Los Angeles promotes the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and continues the unfinished agenda for progressive change. The goal is to realize the dream of freedom, peace, justice, and equality for all by recognizing the inalienable dignity and worth of every human being. The SCLC of Greater Los Angeles’ mission and mandate remains to organize and mobilize the strength of America’s moral consciousness against the weakness of its social order. The SCLC of Greater Los Angeles is committed to this vision in the Greater Los Angeles community.

For more information on King Week 2010, including sponsorship, advertising, and ticket information, go to sclclosangeles.org.

Events

Friday, January 8, 2010
Kick-Off/Press Conference
Location: City Hall, First Street Steps
Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Saturday, January 9, 2010
LA Inner City Mass Choir
“Share the Dream, Live the Reality” King Celebration

Location: Greater Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church
6001 S. Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Time: Doors open 4 PM
Event: 5 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Councilman Bernard Parks
FREE of CHARGE
Contact : Erica (310) 696-3332

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Women’s Commission on Human Rights Forum
“Jobs & Justice Women on the Move”
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Immanuel Presbyterian Church
3300 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010
RSVP to CSWRsvp@lacity.org or call
Contact: Kellie Hawkins – (213) 978-0300

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Community Reception/Mixer
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Crenshaw Live Bar & Grill
3888 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008
FREE of CHARGE
Contact: PSP, Inc. – (909) 949-7585

Friday, January 15, 2010
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Speaker: Bishop L. Daniel Williams
Featuring: Jeffrey Coprich’s L.A. Inner City Mass Choir
Location: Holman United Methodist Church
3320 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018
Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Ticket: $35/Person/$50 VIP Seating

Saturday, January 16, 2010
Labor & Community Dialogue
Contact: Lola Smallwood-Cuevas
(213) 480-4155 – Off.
(310) 756-2569 – Cell

Sunday, January 17, 2010
LA Cares Mentoring
Contact: Barbara Perkins
(818) 833-0363 or (818) 571-1097

Monday, January 18, 2010
33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Gala & Fundraiser
“Justice Must Be Universal”
Sheraton Gateway Hotel LAX
6101 Century Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90045
Individual Tickets: $250.00
Contact: PSP, Inc. – (909) 949-7585