featuring the news and activities of the HRC’s partners and friends
Jan. 16—MLK Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. Prayer, readings and song coordinated by the Westside Interfaith Council and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition kicks off the weekend of celebration. Keynote speaker Reverend Dr. Art Cribbs is the Executive Director of CLUE-California. 7:30am | First United Methodist Church, Simkins Hall | 1008 Eleventh Street, Santa Monica 90403 | Tickets $25 per person/$160 per table of 8—Contact : 310-570-9475 | Free parking across from the church. Flier here.
Jan. 17—Annual MLK Commemorative Concert. Special selections in the spirit of the weekend by the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra. 2:30pm | SGI-USA World Peace Auditorium | 525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica 90401 | Free admission | Free parking at 1212 Seventh Street. Flier here.
Jan. 19—30th Annual MLK Celebration. An inspirational event commemorating the Reverend Dr. King, Jr.’s ideals and vision for a just society for all people: Speaker Gabriella Rosco organizes with CLUE-LA (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice–Los Angeles). She believes in the importance of working for systemic changes, and knows from personal experience that the meaningful way to address the root causes of injustice is through a social movement in which people of all faiths and cultures can stand united. Gospel vocalist Linda Alvarez will sing a medley of songs from the life of famed gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, with Dr. Severin Behnen on piano. This year’s Community Light Award recipient is the Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) featured recently in Seascape and celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Student education awards, readings from Dr. King’s work, and dance performances are featured. 9am | SGI-USA World Peace Auditorium | 525 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica 90401 | Free admission | Free parking at 1212 Seventh Street. Flier here.
Jan 19—Community Involvement Fair. A civic engagement event follows the annual celebration. Community organizations meet and greet visitors and provide informational materials. Refreshments and the Coalition’s 30th Anniversary cake are provided, and door prizes. Non-profit organizations who donate $40 or more may reserve a display table. 10:30am | SGI-USA Youth Center | 606 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica 90401 | Free admission | Free parking at 1212 Seventh Street | To reserve a display table: Contact 310-570-9475. Flier here.
Feb. 9, 2015—Super Bowl-a-thon 19: A fundraiser for the Westside Coalition. Bowlmor Santa Monica. More info to follow here.
Feb. 21—I ♥WFHC: Westside Family Health Center cordially invites you to its First Annual Fundraiser. 7-11pm | TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station | 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica 90404 | Tickets at weblink.donorperfect.com/FebruaryFundraiser. Flier here.