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Dear Friends,
Media Fellowship House, The Media Area Unit NAACP and Media area houses of worship will hold the 29th Annual, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration at the First Church Media at State and Lemon Streets on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The program, which starts at 3:45 p.m. with the prelude (4:00 for the procession) honors the life and work of Dr. King and recognizes the struggles of all those who are have been oppressed.

This year MFH is proud to announce that the keynote speaker will be Laurie Levenson, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Legal Advocasy at Loyaloa Law School of Loyola Marymount University. Professor Levenson lectures regularly throughout the country and has been legal commentator for CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC and NPR, speaking on a wide range of high-publicity cases, including the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the Rodney King beating trial, the Menendez murder trials, the Michael Jackson molestation case, the Scott Peterson murder trial, the Bernard Madoff investigation, the Clinton impeachment, the Robert Blake murder trial, and the prosecution of Anna Nicole Smith’s physicians.

In addition to its musical program, Media Fellowship House is introducing the “Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall of Fame” which honors Americans living, or who have lived within the past 100 years, and have walked in the steps Dr. King and emulated his qualities which included loyalty, leadership, integrity, honesty, determination and courage. 10 inductees will be announced at the Birthday Celebration, accompanied by posters, illustrated and designed by artist George Rothacker, along with bios of each of those selected by the community for the Hall of Fame's inaugural year. Each year thereafter, two additional individuals of esteem will be added to the “Hall of Fame.”

A full color commemorative program containing the portraits and bios of the 2018 inductees, as well as other features of the program, will be distributed at the event and available at the MFH and at other places throughout the County.

We truly hope you can attend this “very special” celebration.

Very truly yours,
Jerry Duffy
Executive Director, Media Fellowship House









Laurie L. Levenson
is a Professor of Law, William M. Rains Fellow, the David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy, and Director of the Center for Legal Advocacy at Loyola Law School of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She teaches evidence, criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics, anti-terrorism, and white collar crime. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Professor Levenson is also the Director of the Loyola Center for Ethical Advocacy.

Professor Levenson lectures regularly throughout the country and internationally for the Federal Judicial Center, National Judicial College, international bar associations, bar review courses, community groups and legal societies. She also testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the California Legislature regarding SB 490 (Death Penalty). Professor Levenson has been a legal commentator for CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC and NPR, and has commented on a wide range of high-publicity cases, including the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the Rodney King beating trial, the Menendez murder trials, the Michael Jackson molestation case, the Scott Peterson murder trial, the Bernard Madoff investigation, the Clinton impeachment, the Robert Blake murder trial, and the prosecution of Anna Nicole Smith’s physicians.




Dr. Martin Luther King is known and beloved for his acts and deeds.
His qualities were many and included:

Loyalty Leadership Integrity Honesty Determination Courage



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