On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I gathered with friends and neighbors at the San Fernando Valley Boys & Girls Club in Pacoima for the African-American Leadership Organization's annual MLK Community Breakfast.
I was so proud to receive one of this year's AALO Community Service Awards, along with City Council President Herb Wesson, Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, State Controller Betty Yee, and educator and musical artist, Delores (Dee) West.
As a proud daughter of Pacoima, it meant so much to me to see our diverse community come together to celebrate one another's contributions to the Valley. In the struggle for justice, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. urged us to always choose love over hate. Love was what the MLK Community Breakfast was all about, and I was honored to be a part of it.