Welcome to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Sacramento!
Commemorating, celebrating and educating is how we remember the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the tens of thousands of people who have fought and continue to fight for equality across the country. We invite you to join our celebration, hear from students who have participated in the MLK Essay contest, recognize a community hero and be inspired by our keynote speaker, Lee Mun Wah, an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folk teller, educator, and master diversity trainer.
We have a great program planned and we invite you to join us!
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2018 MLK Celebration Keynote Speaker
Lee Mun Wah
Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folkteller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer. For more than 25 years he was a resource specialist and counselor in the San Francisco Unified School District. He later became a consultant to private schools, working with students that had severe learning and behavioral issues. Lee Mun Wah is now the Executive Director of Stirfry Seminars & Consulting, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on issues pertaining to cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques. Thousands of people from government and social service agencies, corporations and educational institutions have taken Lee Mun Wah’s workshops and partnered with Stirfry Seminars & Consulting on their diversity initiatives.
2018 Robert T. Matsui Community Service Award Recipient
Susan Savage, Sacramento River Cats (owner)
Susan, a native of Amarillo, Texas, and graduate of UCLA, is entering her ninth season as the sole majority owner of the Sacramento River Cats. Susan and her late husband, Art Savage, purchased the Triple-A franchise and moved the team from Vancouver to the River City in 2000. For 10 years, they co-owned the River Cats, bringing baseball back to Sacramento after a 23-year absence.
In 2012, Susan was nominated to be Minor League Baseball’s Female Executive of the Year, and was selected as the Sacramento Businesswoman of the Year. She has also been recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the Leaders of the Year. She serves on the boards of the California Chamber of Commerce, River Cats Foundation, Crocker Art Museum, and the Sacramento Host Breakfast Committee.
Susan and the River Cats family strive, on a daily basis, to make Raley Field the number one venue for entertainment in the Sacramento area. Her vision, as was Art’s, is to offer the best fan experience possible and to make customer service top priority.
More than 30 clergy from around the region participated in one of the largest annual gathering of faith leaders to deliver a community-wide blessing.
An Interview with Louis Morton
View our interview with Louis Morton who gives a firsthand account from his attendance at the August 28, 1963 event where he heard Dr. Martin Luther King deliver his “I Have A Dream” speech.
For information about the annual dinner, please contact Alcalay Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org