Greetings, from Trudy Coleman, Founder of Juneteenth Education Technology Mobile Arts Center, Inc., (J.ET.M.A.C), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, We invite you to the “14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Unity Breakfast and Tribute”, on Monday, January 19, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast and Program, Discussion Panels from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. This is event is to celebrate the life, struggle, and accomplishments of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his dream for equality, justice, and freedom for all. This year we are working to encourage the youth to get prepared for leadership roles, how to become economically prepared for the future, and be a part of improving America.
The MLK program consist of live musical performances from Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Pastor Brian Kennedy of Ontario, CA, Mt. Sinai Church of God in Christ, Bishop Terrance Rhone, of Pomona, CA, and others. Our special guest recording artist is Mr. Juan Santiago, of Uninhibited Praise from North Carolina, he has had appearances and opening performances with artist such as: Bobby Jones Gospel, Pastor Shirley Caesar and Stage Plays “In Times Like These” and “Lord, I’m Coming Home” featuring Karen Clark-Sheard, Vicki Winans, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong, and the Gospel Music Workshop of America in Tampa, Florida.
As Co-founder and sponsor of the “California National Juneteenth Freedom Day”, A Holiday Observance Bill, originally signed by Governor Gray Davis in June 2002, the dream continues on. This holiday observance is the celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed into law, freeing all people born on American soil, by President Abraham Lincoln, in 1863. The news of that freedom order did not reach the last slaves in Texas, until June 19, 1865. This June 19, 2015, will be the 150th Anniversary of the Juneteenth, and completion of that freedom.
As Co-Chair of the National Education Committee, with the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, (N.J.O.F.), along with Dr. Ronald Myers, Chairman, we are continuing our efforts to make Juneteenth a Holiday Observance across the United States of America and abroad. June is Black Music Month, and June 2015, is the “25th yr. Anniversary of the Juneteenth Celebration in Pomona Valley, the birthplace of the holiday bill for California. An Enshrinement for the Holiday Bill Observance was placed in Ganesha Park, to serve as a reminder of that time in history. I have dedicated my life to keeping Juneteenth alive, and educating our youth, and our communities about its significance. On Saturday, June 27, 2015, will be the “3rd Annual Emancipation Proclamation Dinner & Phineas Newborn Jr. Music Arts Scholarship Fundraiser”, an Extravaganza musical event, and Juneteenth Student Contest. Please check website for location announcement. So, save the date and be involved.
Donations are needed, and welcome throughout the year. We are seeking sponsorship for both events. Deadline is January 15th for Advanced tickets sales. Donations: $35.00 in Adv, and $40.00 at the Door, VIP $45.00. Tickets can be purchased for the MLK breakfast now online, using Paypal, or go to website: www.jetmacinc.com, and click on Payment/Donate, mail check or money order to mailing address: J.E.T.M.A.C., INC., 7640 Broadmoor Place, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730; or call for locations to pick up your tickets. Please check our website to download sponsorship information, advertising in our program book, or vendor booth, at www.jetmacinc.com. We look forward to seeing you next year and your goodwill is appreciated. I can be reached at (909) 418-8530,