Angela Davis Keynotes Taylor Memorial King Program

Service features Swisher, Clottey, Fox, Choirs, Rappers, Drummers, Awards, Free MealAuthor/international lecturer, social activist and Professor Dr Angela Y. Davis will keynote the “Make the Dream Real”
Program that Celebrates the Holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., January 21, at 10am. This free celebration is hosted by Reverend Ron Swisher, pastor of Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, Dr. Matthew Fox, founder of Friends of Creation Spirituality and Kokomon Clottey of the Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. A community meal will be served after the program.
Clottey said the focus of the program is “to remind everyone to make the King Holiday a day of service, and not just a day off from work or school. This year, we continue to advocate for peace in our communities by encouraging all to help stop the violence.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Awards will be given to activists leaders: Rev. Thomas C. Wilson Jr. of True Vine Baptist Church, Ellen W. Parkinson, a business owner and community volunteer in the Oak Center neighborhood and Korey Gibson an 11th grade student, educator, leader and Youth Operations Director of Love Life Foundation.
The multicultural performance will include Rev. Michael Yoshii, Sweet Medicine, a Native American drummer, rapper Virtuous (V), story teller Africa Williams, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Youth Choir, Ishmael Combs & the Unity Choir, singers Dezorah Smith and 10-year-old Destiney Knuckles.
The Attitudinal Healing Connection Inc. (AHC), which was founded in Oakland, in 1989, works to eliminate violence by supporting creative and educational programs – for adults and youth – that transform the spirit in order to build peaceful and loving communities for all humanity. Visit for more information.