We invite the entire city to join us at our new location, Cal State University San Bernardino, come out and help us salute a man’s whose legacy continues to thrive in our hearts as we work together to build a better world.
This year we are asking all to join us in a spectacular reenactment of a “Civil Rights Freedom Ride” to City Hall on OmniTrans sbX bus for our after breakfast festivities at approximately 10:30am for the program and our “March’ around the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue located in front of San Bernardino City Hall. Guided by our own 6th Ward Council member Rikke Van Johnson.
OmniTrans has so graciously provided coupons to travel from Cal State University San Bernardino, to City Hall and back, to culminate our celebration activities as we traditionally do in a final “March” around the statue. This year’s program feature includes, Patrick Jewett renowned artist, who will tell you short stories about Dr. Rosa Parks and her contribution to the civil rights era and also his endeavor to commemorate her memory. Mrs. Vickie Lee-Nichols will render and explosive drama rendition depicting the periods of which the civil rights and recent tragedies have given us hope!
Please contact our office at 909-474-7036 to purchase a ticket or table for the breakfast, or to sign up for a coupon for the “Civil Rights Freedom Ride”. We are still accepting sponsorship especially tables to be provided for youth. This is an educational opportunity event you will not want to miss, your youth, or family to lose out on. A generational experience, to treasure for years to come!
The bus route map can be found on the back of our latest fliers, and coupons can be received with a ticket purchase, or prior notification by contacting the office to sign up.
(San Bernardino, CA) The Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches invites everyone to attend the 33nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Monday, January 21, 2013 beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The Prayer Breakfast is at the National Orange Show Events Center,
689 South “E” Street
, in San Bernardino, CA 92408.
The auditorium seats 600 people, but tickets are going fast. “I suggest you buy your tickets early or show up very early for the breakfast,” said Beverly Jones-Wright, MLK Prayer Breakfast committee chair.
The keynote speaker for the event is Bishop L. Daniel Williams, senior pastor at Baptist Church of the New Covenant in Norwalk, CA. Entertainment included: dance performances by Daniel Hobbs, Dance Voyage. Dr. Martin Luther Kings, “I have Dream” speech presented by by Dathan Jones, Richard Blackshire and Musical Expressions will provide the music, with Soloist Danny Tisdale and Juanita Adebowale-Wells and Phillip Michael.
This year’s theme is Together We Can Make it Better.
This year’s awardees are:
- Dr. Ohikhuare, Dr. Gertrude Wetzel Award
- Ron Cochrane, Trail Blazer Award
- Phillip Morris, Trail Blazer Award
- Reggie Web, Beyond the Boundaries Award
- Michael Gallo, Patriot Award
- CaSonya Thomas, Public Service Award
- A. Majadi, Community Service Award
After the Breakfast the celebration will reconvene at The Dr. Martin Luther King Statue at San Bernardino City Hall at 300 North D Street, at approximately 10:15 am
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more information, contact IECAAC at (909) 474-7036.
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) People who have failed to appear at the Rancho Cucamonga San Bernardino County Superior Courthouse for misdemeanors and lesser violations now have another option besides high fines and jail time.
The Inland Empire Concerned African Churches will debut its Community Plea Program at the Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse on Friday, Aug. 27. This program duplicates one the Inland Empire Concerned African Churches created for the San Bernardino Superior Courthouse six years ago that has already helped more than 600 people.
“People who have a misdemeanor or traffic violation and have failed to appear in court can work with us,” said Pastor Owusu Hodari, Chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee for Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches. “We will go to court with them, and arrange with the Public Defender and District Attorney for them to do community service for a church instead of paying a fine.”
Offenders can perform their community service for any church approved by the Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches, which does not limit service to those that are part of the organization.
The Inland Empire Concerned African Americans Churches can work with most people who have failed to appear for misdemeanors and violations at either the Rancho Cucamonga or San Bernardino courthouses. The San Bernardino County District Attorney and the Public Defender must approve all the clients before they appear.
People who are arrested on their Failure to Appear warrant, anyone else not coming to court voluntarily to clear their case, anyone accused of a felony or violent offense, and those the District Attorney deems a repeat, serious, or non-cooperative offender are not eligible.
The Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches takes the cases it is representing to the San Bernardino Courthouse on the third Friday of every month, and will take them to the Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse on the fourth Friday of every month.
To receive assistance from the Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches, eligible offenders must contact the organization by calling (909) 474-7036 and leaving a message. The Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches can help offenders the same month, provided they call no later than the first Friday of the month if appearing in San Bernardino, and no later than the second Friday of the month if appearing in Rancho Cucamonga.
To be eligible for assistance when the Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches begins in Rancho Cucamonga, offenders must contact the organization no later than Friday, Aug. 13.
San Bernardino County Public Defender Doreen Boxer, San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos and the judges and clerks of San Bernardino County Superior Court are co-sponsors of this program.