Discussion on MLK’s Dream Attracts Large Audience

Lisa Palombi, branch manager, Silver Lake Branch, Los Angeles Public Library, Greg Braxton, Pulitzer Prize winning writer for the Los Angles Times, Anne-Marie Johnson, co-chair SLNC, Chrissie Castro, vice-chairperson of the Los Angeles City-County Native American Indian Commission, Betsy Isroelit, secretary SLNC and Region 6 Rep, and Gregory Han, technology and design editor at Design Milk, writer, and cultural observer.

Over 50 people – including a three-month old baby and his mom – turned out for a spirited community discussion on “The Legacy of Martin Luther King In the Era of Trump–Is the Dream Still Alive?” at the Silver Lake Library. The event, which took place on January 18, was the fourth in a series of forums on how “Words Can Help…and Hurt,” and was co-sponsored by the library and the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council. Guest panelists seen in the photo above led the discussion. The final forum will take place in March and will focus on “ Me Too and Other HashTag-able Issues.”