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The LA Y hosted its Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brotherhood Breakfast at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on January 12. This year marked the 52nd Annual Celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy. In partnership with the LA Kings and LA Dodgers Foundation, we were proud to honor three exceptional women for their leadership in advancing organizations that focus on marginalized communities.
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YMCA OF METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES AND PARTNERS THE LA KINGS AND LA DODGERS FOUNDATION PRESENT THE 52nd ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST ON JANUARY 12, 2023 AT THE WESTIN BONAVENTURE IN LOS ANGELES
Honoring Nichol Whiteman, CEO, Los Angeles Dodger Foundation; Blake Bolden, Former NWHL Player & NHL Scout; and Keynote Speaker Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., California Secretary of State
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run than walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
(Los Angeles, CA, January 10, 2023) - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Brotherhood Celebration Breakfast has been a YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles tradition for decades. This year marks the 52ND annual celebration of Dr. King’s life and the movement for social justice and equality that still continues today. The Los Angeles Kings and the LA Dodgers Foundation join as partners to bring this special event to Los Angeles at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on January 12th at 7:45am. This partnership is a powerful union of organizations and participants united in the mission to provide equity programs to underserved communities in Los Angeles.
The 2023 honorees include:
- Brotherhood Award recipient: Nichol Whiteman, CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.
- Human Dignity Award recipient: Blake Bolden, former NWHL Player & NHL Scout
- Keynote Speaker: Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., California Secretary of State
Honorees were selected because they exemplified the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King by providing opportunities and/or given leadership to bring people together regardless of race, religion, sex or economic status to advance organizations that focus on impacting marginalized communities.
“The LA Y is honored to be furthering Dr. King’s message of unity and equality. We are committed to expanding our equity, inclusion and social impact programs throughout Los Angeles to make sure we are always moving forward to provide valuable services for all,” said Victor Dominquez, CEO and President, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles. “We are grateful to our all of our partners, especially the LA Dodgers Foundation and the Los Angeles Kings, who share our vision to offer opportunities to even the playing field in underserved communities.”
“The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles has a long-standing tradition of honoring Dr. King’s legacy and I’m honored to give the keynote address at The Martin Luther King, Jr. Brotherhood Breakfast,” said Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., California Secretary of State. “Dr. King’s message continues to inspire new generations and together we must work toward racial and economic equality not only in California, but nationwide.”