The Sixth Annual “Sharing the Dream” luncheon, presented by the Martin Luther King Community Health Foundation, will take place tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Grand Hall), 135 N. Grand Ave., in Downtown Los Angeles.
The yearly luncheon recognizes those within the South Los Angeles community who have made a difference in improving the quality of life of residents. This year, Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Watts, has been nominated as a national social justice honoree. Honorees this year include Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, and Tony Gonzalez, a Fox Sports analyst who has been nominated for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Honorary chairpersons this year include Sherry Lansing, CEO of the The Shery Lansing Foundation, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Special guests scheduled are singer-songwriter Zoe Mulford (“The President Sang Amazing Grace”), and the classical-crossover duo The OK Factor. Television personality Tanika Ray will serve as mistress of ceremonies.
Park at the Music Center from the Grand Avenue entrance between First and Temple streets. For more details, call (323) 965-1990.
On Saturday, Best Start Watts/Willowbrook will host a community cleanup at George Washington Carver Park, 1400 E. 118th St. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will also help clean the underpass along them 105 Freeway in Watts.