To honor MLK Jr’s dream of racial justice and social equity, the Greenlining Institute, Prevention Institute, Community Intelligence, members of the Greenlining Coalition and members the Healthy, Active, Equitable, Land Use Network are joining forces to present an MLK Jr. Day workshop.
MLK, Jr. became the predominant leader in the Civil Rights Movement to end racial segregation and discrimination in America during the 1950s and 1960s and a leading spokesperson for nonviolent methods of achieving social change. His eloquence as a speaker and his personal charisma, combined with a deeply rooted determination to establish equality among all races despite personal risk won him a world-wide following. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and was selected by Time magazine as its Man of the Year. His “I Have a Dream” speech, which is now considered to be among the great speeches of American history. His success in galvanizing the drive for civil rights, however, made him the target of conservative segregationists who believed firmly in the superiority of the white race and feared social change. He was arrested over 20 times and his home was bombed. Ultimately, he was assassinated on April 4, 1968. This event honors his legacy and explores the impact of the civil rights movement on public health, mental health and community well-being.
When: January 15th, 2019
Where: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Ave., LA, CA 90012
What: Join us for a one-day event focused on remembrance of the impact of MLK, Jr. and the civil rights movement on public health, mental health and well-being in communities of color.
Time: 8:30 am start – 3:30 pm finish.
Attendees: This conference is intended for people interested in understanding and honoring the impact of MLK, Jr. and the civil rights movement on public health, mental health and community wellbeing. Public health and mental health professionals, educators/school teachers, maternal and child health advocates, injury prevention professionals and organizations, law enforcement, students, and domestic/family/intimate partner violence professionals are encouraged to attend however, everyone is welcome.
Early Bird Registration: $40 –
Students/Low Income: $20 (must request code)
After December 15th: $50
A light breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. Tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the day.
8:30 am - Registration/Check-in
9:00 am - Welcome/Introductions/Get Acquainted
9:25 am - Icebreaker
10:00 am - Achieving MLK's Dream of Social Justice and Health Equity - Community Intelligence
10:30 am - Using Health Equity and Racial and Economic Justice - Greenlining Institute
11:00 am - Panel - The Greenlining Coalition - Challenges, Success and Future Goals
12 Noon - Group Discussion
12:25 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Prevention Institute - Introducing the HEALU Network
1:30 pm - Panel - HEALU Network - Challenges, Success and Future Goals
2:30 pm - Group Discussion
3:00 pm - Closing Thoughts
3:15 pm Adjourn