University President to Pay Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at Kingdom Day Parade

mlk_day_sliderCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills President Willie J. Hagan will appear in South Los Angeles’ 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Kingdom Day Parade, one of country’s largest remembrance celebrations of the slain civil rights leader. Taking place on Monday, Jan. 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m., the parade’s theme for 2014 is “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us ’Round.”

Hagan will join a procession of dignitaries riding in cars and festive floats and performers traveling the parade route from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Western Avenue to its terminus at Leimert Park on Crenshaw Boulevard and Vernon Avenue.

More than 100,000 people are expected to line the parade route. It also will be televised live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on KABC Channel 7.

For more information and to view a map of the parade route, visit www.kingdomdayparade.org.

Dean Furusa Participates in City of Carson Remembrance

Munashe Furusa speaking at the City of Carson 2014 Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Munashe Furusa speaking at the City of Carson 2014 Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo courtesy of the City of Carson.)

Munashe Furusa, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, was a featured speaker during the City of Carson 2014 Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, “Keeping the Dream Alive,” which was held at the Carson Community Center on Friday, Jan. 10.

More than 200 people attended the event, which included dance and song and was organized by director of Carson Community Services Cedric L. Hicks, Sr. (Class of ’99, M.A., behavioral science). A Certificate of Recognition from the City of Carson was also presented to Furusa for his contributions to the community on behalf of the university.

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