Bernard LaFayette Jr. Wins Gandhi Award

Bernard LaFayette Jr., whose memoir “In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma” was released in paperback earlier this year, has been awarded the 2016 Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace.

SCLC Selects Winners of Youth Competition

Three winners emerged out of more than 30 youth displaying their creative talents and public-speaking skills during the 2016 Essay, Oratory and Art Competition sponsored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California (SCLC-SC) on January 12. The first place oratorical winners were Randall King, a middle school student at Wilder Preparatory Academy‬ and Kristian Emel, who attends Loyola High School‬. Jordan Malbrew landed the first place prize in the art category. All of the participants addressed the theme, “Bending the Arc and Breaking Barriers,” through speeches and art projects. In both areas, the young people revealed their clear grasp

SCLC to host MLK Awards & Benefit Gala

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of Southern California will honor four distinguished individuals at its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Awards & Benefit Gala on Jan. 18 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles. President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of Sony Studios and Pastor DeVon Franklin, Director of External Affairs Ken Maxey and President of Brotherhood Crusade Charisse Bremond Weaver were picked by SCLC officials for their outstanding work. “This year’s King Legacy Awards recipients reflect excellence in promoting equality and justice in the spirit of Dr.

SCLC Los Angeles: ‘Bending the Arc and Breaking Barriers’ Essay and Art Contest

Winners Will Receive Cash Prizes The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California (SCLC-SC) Emerging Leaders is holding Essay & Oratorical and Art Contests as a part of King Legacy Week 2016. Civil rights champion Martin Luther King, Jr. once delivered a powerful speech with this resonant line: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Students are encouraged to study Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy and integrate how his work helped to break barriers into their contest creations. “The tragedies of Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and others have stirred a movement in