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SCAQMD Hosts Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Forum
By Sentinel News Service
Published January 31, 2017
 (top right; l-r) Fabian Wesson, Maryum "May May" Ali, Former Supervisor Yvonne Braithwaite Burke and SCAQMD Governing Board Chairman, Dr. William A. Burke; (top left; l-r) Maryum "May May" Ali, Dr. Jeanette Parker and SCAQMD Board Member, Dr. Clark E. Parker; (bottom right; l-r) Eloise Laws, Maryum "May May" Ali and SCAQMD Chairman, Dr. William A. Burke; (bottom left; l-r) Students from Today's Fresh Start Charter School

(top left; l-r) Fabian Wesson, Maryum “May May” Ali, Former Supervisor Yvonne Braithwaite Burke and SCAQMD Governing Board Chairman, Dr. William A. Burke; (top right; l-r) Maryum “May May” Ali, Dr. Jeanette Parker and SCAQMD Board Member, Dr. Clark E. Parker; (bottom left; l-r) Eloise Laws, Maryum “May May” Ali and SCAQMD Chairman, Dr. William A. Burke; (bottom right; l-r) Students from Today’s Fresh Start Charter School

 

Daughter of the “The Greatest” Serves as Keynote

Over 400 people gathered together for an afternoon of inspiration and information at the South Coast Air Quality Management’s (SCAQMD) 4th Annual Martin Luther King Dr. Day of Service Forum at the California Science Center on January 14.

The event, free to the public, showcased an array of exciting speakers, musical entertainment and an opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, Maryum “May May” Ali, the eldest daughter of “The Greatest”—Muhammad Ali.

Ms. Ali spoke about the need for civic engagement during these times and the importance of listening to today’s youth and understanding their changing needs.

Featured performances included renowned actress and singer Eloise Laws, Grammy nominated vocalist Arnaé Batson,
“The Voice of Dr. King” Gerald Rivers, as well as select students from Today’s Fresh Charter School. Pat Prescott, of 94.7 FM The Wave, served as Mistress of Ceremonies.

SCAQMD Governing Board Members Dr. Clark E. Parker, Dr. Joseph K. Lyou and Judy Mitchell were in attendance, as was SCAQMD Executive Director, Wayne Nastri.

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