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MLK50 – Live Stream Event
April 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Reflection Session: Dr. King’s Promised Land
A Live Stream Panel Discussion exclusively on RadioFree TV available on the KJLH Facebook Live and the KJLH Mobile App
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102.3 Radio Free KJLH, Southern California’s exclusive Urban formatted and community focused station, remains committed to serving our listeners with the very best edutainment, addressing local issues and connecting with events that are needed in our communities.
To reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King, 50 years after his untimely death, KJLH is producing a two-part program that will enlighten and be engaging.
Starting March 30th – April 4th, KJLH will hit the airwaves with MLK excerpts, and positive & inspirational music. On April 4th we will hold a panel discussion with influential leaders in our community. The panel discussion will be streamed live on the KJLH mobile app (Radio Free TV) and Facebook Live. The open mic feature on the app will be used, encouraging you to call in with questions and comments.
We invite you to join us. Tune-in to be a part of this impactful conversation.
Meet Our Panel
Ms. Starlett Quarles, Moderator
Honored as one of “Los Angeles’ Most Influential African American Movers and Shakers” by the National Action Network, Los Angeles, Starlett Quarles is a passionate, long time community advocate for the progress of Black Los Angeles and urban communities across the Country.
Starlett is the host of the YouTube TV Talk Show, “THE Dialogue with Starlett Quarles (www.TheDialogueLA.com),” which provides a much-needed platform for the progressive black viewer who enjoys watching conversations around the thoughts, concerns, challenges, and opportunities that impact the legacy of Black America.
As an active host, moderator and public speaker, Starlett has spoken on several legacy-building topics and community-related issues, including: civic engagement, wealth creation, criminal justice, mental health, youth education, cultural competency, race relations, white privilege, and interpersonal relationships.
Lori Gay, NHS – LA
Lori R. Gay is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS), a non-profit lender, developer, and neighborhood revitalization corporation. She has worked in the community development field for over 30 years, focusing her efforts on rebuilding impoverished communities and creating mechanisms for community empowerment and ownership. She is a member of the FDIC’s Alliance for Economic Inclusion Steering Committee, Co-Chair of the NeighborWorks® National Community Stabilization Task Force, member of the national subcommittee of the Home Matters® movement, the JP Morgan Chase Advisory Council, and the Bank of America Local Market Selection Committee. Some of her activities have included serving as Chair of the California Organized Investment Network (COIN), former board member of the National NeighborWorks® Association, the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Los Angeles Branch.
Ms. Gay has worked for NHS since 1990, holds an MBA degree from Pepperdine University and a B.S. degree in Development, Resource and Consumer Economics from the University of California at Davis. She is a licensed minister, married to Bob Gay, and mother of five children.
Michael Lawson, Urban League
In 2013, President Obama nominated Ambassador Michael Lawson to be the US Representative to
the 36-member Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN specialized agency. ICAO was established in 1944 to develop Standards and Recommended Practices and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible international civil aviation sector.
Ambassador Lawson currently serves as the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League, one of the oldest and most respected civil rights organizations in the United States dedicated to providing economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for the underserved in America.
Commissioner Dallas Fowler is a proud Los Angeles native serving on the Los Angeles Police Department’s Permit Review Board, an appointment by Mayor Eric Garcetti. She is a graduate of the School of Business & Industry at Florida A & M University and Principal of Daltek Global Solutions, LLC a boutique digital & print media firm specializing in outreach, political & business development consulting.
Dallas holds over 10 years of experience in the Supplier Diversity & Community Affairs arena and 15+ years of project management and event planning experience. She also serves on the boards of Living Advantage, Inc, and the Museum of African American Art at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. She is also a graduate of the Emerge California 2016 Program which trains Democratic women to successfully run for office. She is an alternate for the Los Angeles County Democratic Party and served as an elected District Level Delegate for Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Her service to Los Angeles was recently honored in 2015 by the National Action Network as one of their “Most Influential People Under 40.”
LaPhonza Butler, SEIU 2015
Laphonza Butler is the President of SEIU Local 2015 – a union uniting the voices of more than 325,000 nursing home and home-care workers throughout California. SEIU Local 2015 is the largest union in California and the largest long-term care local in the country, achieving historic victories – including the passage of the nation’s first $15 statewide minimum wage to improve the lives of over 6 million Californians, for which Butler’s leadership was honored by President Obama.
Previously, Butler served for seven years as President of SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW), and also as SEIU’s Property Services Division Director in which she was responsible for the strategic direction of the more than 250,000 janitors, security officers, window cleaners, and food service workers across the country.Butler also currently serves as an SEIU International Vice President and President of the SEIU California State Council. Additionally, she Chairs the
University of California African-American Advisory Council, serves as a Board Member for the National Children’s Defense Fund and the Bay Area Economic Council Institute, is a fellow for the MIT Community Innovators Lab, and formerly was Director for the Board of Governors of the Los Angeles branch of the Federal Reserve System.
The Reverend William Monroe Campbell II is Senior Pastor of the Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles and Vice Chairperson of the Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of Southern California.
He is a native of Los Angeles, having grown up in the Palm Lane Housing Project which was located on the site now occupied by the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital. He first heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speak when he was nine years old, on the occasion of Dr. King’s first visit to Los Angeles when he spoke at the Second Baptist Church which is Pastor Campbell’s home church and he was hosted by then Pastor, Dr. J. Raymond Henderson Sr. Pastor Campbell also was a youth leader and then served in ministry under the Pastorate of the Reverend Dr. Thomas Kilgore who was the Founding Organizer of SCLC in Los Angeles and worked hand in hand with Dr. King at the national level.
Pastor Campbell was one of the founding members of CLUE, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice and formerly served as the Community Outreach Coordinator. He was also the organizer of the African American Clergy, Community and Labor Coalition which now exists as the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance.
In 2017 SCLC of Southern California awarded their 60th Anniversary Special Recognition Award to Pastor Campbell for a Lifetime of Distinguished Community Leadership and Service. This reflected what has truly been a lifetime of community service and a commitment to a prophetic witness in obedience to Jesus Christ who is the center of his life and his Lord and Savior. He is married to Marilyn Ann Poindexter, a registered nurse and they are parents of three adult children and three grandchildren.