Long Beach MLK Virtual Day of Celebration and Service

Written by on December 17, 2020

Presented by DreamKreator Studio in collaboration with Leadership Long Beach and Dr. Suely Saro, Councilmember – City of Long Beach District 6

Long Beach, CA (December 16, 2020) – While COVID-19 protocols have cancelled all gatherings and events, the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King cannot be cancelled. In a creative pivot under the stress of COVID restrictions, DreamKreator Studio and the esteemed business development organization Leadership Long Beach are collaborating with newly elected Long Beach City Councilmember Dr. Suely Saro to present a virtual experience for the Martin Luther King Jr holiday. The Long Beach MLK Virtual Day of Celebration & Service will be a unique and innovative virtual experience that will reinforce the longstanding message of community service while showcasing and celebrating the arts and culture of our Beloved Community.

The Long Beach MLK Virtual Day of Celebration and Service will be an inspirational experience that, while virtual, continues to celebrate and showcase the city’s vibrant community underscored by Leadership Long Beach’s tradition of volunteerism and service. LLB’s partner organizations will share their perspectives and experiences in service, sharing past triumphs and expressing hopes for the future. DreamKreator Studio will curate and produce a lineup of exceptional cultural expressions from a lineup of local and nationally known music artists, leaders and influencers from the arts, community leaders and inspirational sectors. All presented in a virtual, yet exciting arts-driven expression of hope and peace in the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DreamKreator Co-Managing Director Rhonda Love says “Dr. King’s message is very important to Long Beach and the nation so its an honor to partner with Leadership Long Beach, a legacy organization that has done great work in this City and beyond”

“COVID-19 may have cancelled the parades, festivals and acts of service that we are accustomed to but, without question, the Dream still lives on – especially in such a time as this” said DreamKreator Co-Managing Director Greg Johnson. “At DreamKreator, we recognized that in these pandemic conditions, the tradition of the Long Beach MLK celebrations could possibly be silenced. We could not allow that to happen. Long story short, we are so exceedingly honored to collaborate with Leadership Long Beach and the newly elected Councilwoman Dr. Suely Saro to create this exciting virtual experience.”

“Our collaboration with DreamKreator Studio and Councilwoman Saro is an exceptional example of how our Long Beach Community can come together, work together and serve together said Jeff Williams of Leadership Long Beach. “We look forward to accentuating the message of community service even in the face of COVID restrictions. Our community is still resilient and committed to service”

The Long Beach MLK Day of Celebration and Service will take place on Monday, January 18 on a digital device near you starting at 10am. For more information, please log on at www.dreamkreator.org, www.LeadershipLB.org  and www.beachcityradio.com

About DreamKreator Studio

DreamKreator Studio is based in the East Village Arts District of Long Beach, CA. The company works within its mission of “Telling Stories and Building Community” through education, filmmaking, event production management and marketing; and digital media communications. Within our combine, we are excited to lift up a lineup of innovative brands such as our 24 hour online radio station and news portal known as Beach City Radio (www.beachcityradio.com ) , and Rhonda Love Productions. We strive to be holistic in our approach, supportive of the communities in which we serve, and global in our scope.

About Leadership Long Beach

For more than 29 years, Leadership Long Beach (LLB), through its principled leadership programs, has helped inspire, create and cultivate the more than 1,500 community-engaged alumni to give back to Long Beach. The programs serve the community through educating and motivating the participants on issues and information important to the future and sustainability of our city. From the Mayor of Long Beach to the PTA parent to the Director at Boeing to the high school student council leader, the network of Leadership Long Beach alumni spans the diversity of Long Beach all working towards the goal of a better community.

About Councilmember Dr. Suely Saro

Suely Saro is the newly elected Councilmember for Long Beach City Council District 6 – the first Cambodian American to hold the office. Her experience within the District in particular and in the City in general is reflective in her past work as a field representative for the Office of former State Senator Ricardo Lara, and as past Chair of Long Beach’s Citizen Police Complaint Commission. She is a committed civic leader who cares deeply about ensuring a bright future for all the residents of Long Beach. Suely and her husband are focused on the next generation, raising their two young children in District 6, in the Wrigley Neighborhood of Central Long Beach.

Celebrated nationally on the third Monday in January since 1984, the nation has honored and commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with parades, festivals and acts of community volunteerism. Observed as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

You are invited!!! Keep checking back on this page to learn about the schedule of events and how you can participate!!!It’s the Long Beach MLK Virtual Day of Service, Arts and Culture.

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