Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Monday, January 16, 2023  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church, 2201 Lawton Ave, SLO


Documentary: The Boiling Point “Jackson’s Fight For Clean Water’

MLK Radio Hour: The Other America

Panelists: Professor Thanayi Jackson, Rev. Stephen Vines and Denise Yaffe, Environmental Justice Chair.  Moderated by Donna Cheek, KCBX Radio

Admission is free! Donate to Our Annual Sock Drive!

For more information email us at naacpslocty@team-naacp

Guest Speaker
U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal
Congressman Salud Carbajal proudly represents the 24th Congressional District of California
which includes the county or San Luis Obispo
“The Other America” Panel Discussion Moderator Donna Cheek made history by becoming the first Black equestrian to represent the U.S. in International competition. She was inducted into the women’s sports Hall of Fame, Women’s Sports Museum and recently received the Ethos Award from the United States Equestrian
rederation. She is currentiv an intermittent host for our localMPk station KOBX
Special Entertainment Pastor Gerald D. Purify, Sr., and wife, Dr. Betty Purify, are the founder
of Breakthrough Ministry in San Luis Obispo California in 2008. Pastor Gerald is a licensed ordained Elder through the Church of God in Christ and Dr. Betty Purify is a District Missionary and Prayer coordinator. Gerald and Betty met at Cal Poly State University in 1980, married in 1982, have 8 children (which includes 2 nieces and 2 nephews), 21 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 13 god-children. They both have a love for ministering in song and spreading the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Pastor Gerald celebrates one year of retirement after working 36 and a half years for the California
Department of Corrections as a Correctional Otticer. They have traveled in missions to Nairobi Kenya, ministered in the California State Prisons, State Hospitals and California Youth Authority for over 35 years, participated in multiple community events, serves in children’s and vouth ministry and overseen camp Breakthrough, and provided church services at the convalescent care facilities for the elderly. Pastor Gerald currently volunteers for food bank pick-up and distribution throughout the Central Coast to the needy, and Betty currently works as a Professional Psychologist. They both visit the hospitals and pray for the sick. The goal – to hear Jesus