AB&I employees participated in several events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King. AB&I General Manager Michael Lowe joined Bishop Bob Jackson, Supervisor Nate Miley, and other leaders in the community for a 5 mile MLK parade through East Oakland. The parade ended at Verdese Carter Park where the community came together in remembrance of Dr. King. Bishop Jackson reminded everyone that Dr. King would have been 90 years old.
Zeydi Gutierrez joined the MLK Jr. Drum Major for Freedom Breakfast, hosted by Allen Temple Health and Social Services. The purpose of this event is to continue the legacy of community service in Oakland. Congresswoman Barbara Lee made special remarks and Assembly member Rob Bonta spoke about the importance of the day and relayed an anecdote about his father recording MLK’s speech and joining the movement.
Additional AB&I team members joined more than 198 volunteers at the Alameda Food Bank where they sorted and bagged 42,000 pounds of food for community members in need.