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YMCA OF METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES DODGERS, AND LOS ANGELES DODGERS FOUNDATION PRESENT THE 50th ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BROTHERHOOD CELEBRATION ON JANUARY 15TH
By Sentinel News Service
Published January 14, 2021

The Inspiring Multimedia Event Streams Live on January 15 at 9AM, Honoring Dave Roberts, Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers, Sharon Robinson, Vice-Chair Jackie Robinson Foundation, and Keynote Speaker Stedman Graham.

L.A. Dodgers general manager Dave Roberts (Mesiyah McGinnis/L.A. Sentinel)

The Martin Luther King, Jr Brotherhood Celebration Breakfast has been a YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles tradition for decades. This year marks the 50th annual celebration of Dr. King’s life and the movement for social justice and equality that still continues today. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation join as partners to bring this special event to Angelenos via a live streamed multi-media event on January 15 at 9AM.  This partnership is a powerful union of organizations united in the mission to provide equity programs to underserved communities in Los Angeles.

The 2021 honorees include Brotherhood Award recipient Dave Roberts, Manager, LA Dodgers and Sharon Robinson, Vice-Chair, Jackie Robinson Foundation, Author, and MLB Consultant, Educational Programs who will receive the Human Dignity Award. Stedman Graham, CEO S. Graham and Associates is the keynote speaker.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be live streamed from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles. To reserve your front row seat to this FREE inspiring event, register here: YMCALA.ORG/MLKCelebration

Sharon Robinson (Courtesy photo)

50TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BROTHERHOOD CELEBRATION QUOTES:

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DAVE ROBERTS, HONOREE QUOTE:

“The Martin Luther King, Jr. Brotherhood Celebration Breakfast is a Los Angeles institution, and I’m honored to receive the Brotherhood Award and share the stage with two dear friends and community leaders – Sharon Robinson and Stedman Graham. I’ve long admired The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles’ mission and impact, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to join them in celebrating Dr. King’s legacy in our community and beyond.”

SHARON ROBINSON, HONOREE QUOTE:

“I am thrilled to be honored during the 50th anniversary MLK celebration alongside our friend and extraordinary team manager, Dave Roberts,” said Sharon Robinson. “I’d like to thank Nichol Whiteman, the Dodgers Foundation, and the YMCA of Metro Los Angeles. In the midst of a pandemic and international protests against racial injustice, the Dodgers prevailed bringing us home a World Series Championship and hope.”

STEDMAN GRAHAM, KEYNOTE SPEAKER QUOTE:

“We are not our circumstances; we are or possibilities,” said Stedman Graham, CEO S. Graham and Associates.

Stedman Graham (Courtesy photo)

YMCA OF METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES QUOTE:

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“In a year where we we’ve seen societal inequities highlighted across the country, we’re honored to be furthering Dr. King’s message of unity and equality for all and being a champion for equity and inclusion throughout Los Angeles,” said Victor Dominquez, Executive Vice President /Chief Mission Advancement Officer. “We are grateful to our partners the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation who share our vision to offer opportunities to even the playing field in underserved communities.”

LOS ANGELES DODGERS FOUNDATION QUOTE:

“Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King reflects our unwavering commitment to the fight for equality,” said Nichol Whiteman, CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. “While we have made tremendous strides, our nation operates as two Americas, one where Black people and other marginalized groups are denied the full liberties under the constitution. As we emerge from a year that has stretched our physical and emotional limits, we will continue the fight thanks to leaders like Dave Roberts and Sharon Robinson who fearlessly advocate in charting the path ahead.”

 

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