Program SCLC Board Installation 2013

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Program SCLC Board Installation 2013

  1. 1. ROSA PARKS AWARD Maria Elena Durazo Secretary Treasurer of LA County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO DRUM MAJOR AWARD Damien Goodmon Maria Elena Durazo was elected toExec. Director Crenshaw Subway Coalition serve as Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Damien Goodmon is the Executive Direc- AFL-CIO in 2006 & was re-elected to hertor of the nonprofit Crenshaw Subway Coalition second term with overwhelming delegateand Chair of United Community Associations. support in 2010. Through more than 300Both organizations seek to empower stake- local unions, the L.A. County Federation ofholder groups in the area of Baldwin Hills- Labor represents over 800,000 workers inCrenshaw-Hyde Park and highlight the issues every key industry. Before leading the L.A.of rail safety and equitable transportation plan- County Federation, Maria Elena was electedning in the pursuit of racial and economic jus- as President and built the hotel workers un-tice for South Los Angeles. ion UNITE-HERE, Local 11, into one of the Mr. Goodmon has served on National most active unions in Los Angeles County.Campaigns including Wesley Clark for Presi- She became the first Latina elected to thedent and StopJohnRoberts.com. Executive Board of HERE International Union Mr. Goodmon currently lives in Leimert in 1996, and in 2004, became Executive VicePark, where he is the immediate past Co-Chair President of UNITE-HERE International.of the communitys neighborhood council. He is Maria Elena has served on several com-a recipient of the 2008 LAUSD Trailblazer missions including the L.A. City CommissionAward for “championing the rights of the on Airports, Parks and Recreation & the Cali-masses of all American children,” and the 2012 fornia State Coastal Commission.New Frontier Democratic Club Community Ser- Maria Elena served as Vice Chair to thevice Award. He was honored in 2009 by LA 2008 Democratic National Convention Com-Weekly, and was recognized as the Issues mittee and as a National Co-Chair for Presi-Advocate of the Year in 2010 by the Urban dent Barack Obama’s Campaigns in 2008Issues Forum. and 2012. For his many local and national pursuits for In 2010, Maria Elena was named thesocial change, Mr. Goodmon has been profiled third most influential non-elected Californiain local and national media outlets, including official by the Capitol Weekly in its Top 100CNN, NBC and the Los Angeles Times. He has List.authored opinion editorials for the L.A. Daily Maria Elena is a graduate of St. Mary’sNews, L.A. Business Journal, Los Angeles College in Moraga and earned a law degreeWave, Our Weekly and numerous others. from the People’s College of Law in 1985.
  2. 2. PRESIDENT’S AWARD SOCIAL JUSTICE Rev. Eric P. Lee ORGANIZATIONAL AWARD Immediate Past President of Black Worker Center & SCLC of Greater L.A. Lola Smallwood Cuevas, Director Rev. Eric P. Lee was recently appointed The Los Angeles Black Worker Center is aPresident of the Black Community, Clergy & dynamic table of workers, organized labor,Labor Alliance (BCCLA). BCCLA is an independ- community-based organizations, clergy,ent and social activist organization dedicated to students, and scholars working collectivelyrepresenting, promoting and protecting the eco- to improve the position of the African-nomic interests and well-being of the Black com- American working class, facilitate co-munity and Black workers and to working with empowerment of workers and potentiallabor unions on issues of shared interests and workers, and strengthen the voice of LA’smutual benefit in the joint struggle for social and social and economic justice community.economic justice. We have two locations, one in the Paul Rev. Lee is immediate past President/CEO Robeson Community Center in South LAof the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the other at the UCLA Downtown La--Los Angeles. bor Center in MacArthur Park. Rev. Eric P. Lee is a founding member of The Los Angeles Black Workerthe Stand For Security Coalition, organizing Afri- Center (BWC) project grew out of a combi-can American Security Officers into a union; nation of seven years of experience in low-Diversity Task Force member, reintegrating Afri- wage worker organizing in South Los An-can Americans into the hotel industry; founding geles, developing leadership of Black un-member of the Alliance for Equal Opportunity in ionists in the African American UnionEducation, a collaboration that forced UCLA to Leadership School (AAULS), a popularcreate a more inclusive admissions policy; found- education program at the UCLA Laboring member of Coalition for Black Student Equity, Center, and the challenge to sustain pro-purposed to improve the quality of education for gressive labor-community-university coali-Black students; member, LAUSD Teacher Effec- tions over the long term.tiveness Task Force; and co-convener of Black The Labor Center is a vital re-Community, Clergy & Labor Alliance. source for training workers and students Rev. Lee is an outspoken advocate for edu- and influencing government policy to cre-cation reform, immigration reform, LGBT equality ate jobs that are good for workers andand racial and economic equality. Rev. Lee their communities, to improve the quality ofhas B.S. from U.C. Berkeley, a Masters from existing jobs in the low-wage economy,Azusa Pacific University, and a Masters of Divin- and to strengthen the process of immigrantity from Bible Believers Christian College and integration, especially among youth andSeminary. students.
  3. 3. ProgramMistress of Ceremony .................................................................Alice GoffOpening / Call to Order ...............................................................................Prayer...............................Pastor Taurus L. Myhand, Ward AME ChurchOld Testament Scripture ............................ Lorenz Willis, CLM MinistriesNew Testament Scripture ...........Aswan Morrison, High School StudentSelection “Black National Anthem” ................................... Brenda JacksonWelcome and Occasion .......... Brother James Johnson, SEIU Local 721History of SCLC .................. Ms. KarmaNia Smart, High School StudentIntroduction of the Drum Major for Justice Awardee...... Rev. K.W. Tulloss Pastor Weller Street Baptist ChurchDrum Major for Justice Recipient ................................. Damien Goodmon Executive Director, Crenshaw Subway CoalitionIntroduction of the Rosa Parks Awardee .....................................Alice Goff Chairwoman Elect SCLC BoardRosa Parks Award Recipient ...................................... Maria Elena Durazo Executive Secretary LA County Federation of Labor AFL-CIOMusical Selection .............................................. Divine Deliverance ChoirIntroduction of President’s Awardee ........................... Danny Bakewell, Jr.President’s Award Recipient .............................................Rev. Eric P. Lee President of the Black Community, Clergy, Labor AllianceIntroduction of the Social Justice Organizational Award ..............................
  4. 4. Social Justice Organizational Awardee ................. Black Worker Center & Lola Smallwood-CuevasOffering ....................................................................... Finance CommitteePresentation of theThomas Kilgore Prophetic Witness Award .... Pastor William M. Campbell Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist ChurchRecipients of the Thomas Kilgore Prophetic Witness AwardBaptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles & Southern CaliforniaSelection “Impossible Dream” .......................................... Brenda Jackson The Installation of the Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles Rev. Xavier Thompson Pastor of Southern M.B.C. & President Elect of The Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles and Southern California The Installation of the President and CEO of the SCLC of Greater Los Angeles Administration of Oath, Elder Norman Copland,Presiding Elder Los Angeles District of the Southern California Conference, of the AME ChurchInstallation Prayer and Blessing........................ Pastor Thembekila Smart Senior Pastor of Christ Liberation MinistriesLaying on of Hands ....................................................... Community PastorsRemarks ................................... President and CEO William D. Smart, JrBenediction ............................................................. Pastor Donald Wilson True Way Missionary Baptist Church
  5. 5. Pastor William D. Smart, Jr. President & CEO SCLC of Greater Los Angeles Rev. William D. Smart Jr. is currently Co- Pastor of the Christ Liberation CME church in Los Angeles. He also is Director of External Training and Outreach at the Los Angeles Alliance for A New Economy a nationally rec- ognized nonprofit organization.Rev. Smart has pastored CME congregations in Birmingham, Alabama, Apex;North Carolina, Forest City, Arkansas; Jackson, Tennessee Norfolk, Virginia;and Los Angeles, California. In August of 2002-August 2010 he and his wifefounded and pastored an independent non-denominational congregation ChristLiberation Ministries..He started working as a faith-based outreach coordinator with Bill Clinton’s gu-bernatorial campaign in 1984, and subsequently worked on Clinton’s 1992 and1996 presidential campaigns. He also served as a clergy outreach coordinatorfor the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 and 2004 PresidentialCampaigns. He recently served as the National Director of African AmericanClergy Outreach with Hillary Clinton for President Campaign.Rev. Smart worked as an adjunct professor of world religion and biblical studiesat Lane College in Jackson, where he also served as interim Vice President. Hewas President of the NAACP in Jackson, a Board Member of the SCLC in Bir-mingham, President of the Forest City Ministerial Alliance and State Director ofEconomic Development for the NAACP in Tennessee. He served as Co-Chair ofthe Black-Brown Unity Commission, a Board Member of Community Call to Ac-tion in Los Angeles, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board forGreater Los Angeles Southern Christian Leadership Conference and a nationaladvisory board member of the American Values Network.Rev. Smart received his B.S. from Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama, and aMaster’s of Divinity from Duke University. He lives with his wife, Rev. Them-bekila Coleman-Smart, and three children, Gregory Jeremiah, KarmaNiaKeturah, and Jehoshua -Jireh in Los Angeles.
  6. 6. Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles 2013 Board of Directors Alice Goff Rev. William Monroe Campbell Attorney Jamie Wright Lamar Lyons Presiding Elder Norman Copland Rev. Bob Gay Rev. K.W. Tulloss Rev. Steve Neal Jimmie Woods Gray James Johnson
  7. 7. The SCLC would like to extend special thanks to Doug Moore and the United Domestic Workers of America for their generous support towards this occa- sion. We would also like to thank everyone for coming out tonight to celebrate Dr. King and the SCLC of Greater Los Angeles.

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