Over 100 are expected in downtown Riverside to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
RIVERSIDE, CA -The Healthy Heritage Movement, which strives to educate and empower the African American community to make healthy lifestyle changes, is proud to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream on January 16th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the site of Dr. King’s monument located on the corners of Main and 9th streets in downtown Riverside, Calif.
This elaborate dedication will include inspirational music provided by Gospel Talent Search, a message by Supervisor Bob Buster, First District, Board of Supervisor Riverside County followed by a motivational message and prayer by Keynote Speaker Harold K. Webber, Senior Pastor of Living Way Christian Fellowship. The Healthy Heritage Movement invites elected officials, community leaders, and the residents to gather in unity to pray and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in an effort to galvanize the community.
This event is just one of many other events that will serve as a foundation for larger events hosted by Healthy Heritage in an effort to get the community of Riverside healthier.
“To honor Dr. King’s birthday, it is only bestowing that we remember his legacy of peace and unity. The purpose of the evening is to honor his dream of bringing people together to live as a community. I think it is very important to begin a new year by giving thanks for getting through last year and to ask for protection, good health, and economic prosperity for the coming year,” said Phyllis Clark, chief executive officer of the Healthy Heritage Movement.
Immediately following the ceremony, guests are invited to a special sneak preview of an art exhibit showcasing contemporary African American artists curated by renowned artist Charles Bibbs in honor of Black History Month.
About Healthy Heritage Movement Inc.
Healthy Heritage Movement’s mission is to eliminate health disparities in African Americans by providing culturally relevant programs and resources, peer navigation and advocacy training. This is accomplished by educating and empowering the community to make lifestyle changes focused on healthier living. The Healthy Heritage Wellness Movement is dedicated to providing the knowledge and tools required to move to a healthier lifestyle by changing behaviors to eliminate high-risk health factors and provide life-changing alternatives to improve health. The biggest challenge is getting people to talk health.
Founder and C.E.O. Phyllis Clark turned her personal tragedy into a movement with the launch of her annual Healthy Heritage Wellness Conference (HHWC) which spawned the Healthy Heritage Movement. Clark is undertaking a huge goal — driving a paradigm shift in the community to focus on healthier, happier lives.