Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews and the Peace Week Committee are pleased to announce the Long Beach 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Maker Awardees.
As a part of Peace Week, six award recipients will be honored at 5:00 pm, on January 15th, at the Long Beach City Council meeting, 333 West Ocean Blvd, as part of Peace Week —a week-long celebration leading up to the City of Long Beach’s 25th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace & Unity Parade Celebration, on January 19th. Each candidate was chosen based upon their background of volunteering in the community, as well as promoting messages of community engagement, nonviolence, and unity. The Peace Maker Award recognizes the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who brought innovative strategies in spreading compassion and love among all people, as well as utilized nonviolence as the means to transform communities. “The City of Long Beach values diversity and multi-culturalism. It is due to this that we must continue spreading Dr. King’s message among our neighbors, especially our youth”, said Councilman Dee Andrews.
This year honorees include Christopher Covington, Nina Allison, Logan Baughman, Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA), Stephen Goodling from the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Alejandro S. Angulo from Rutan & Tucker, LLP.
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