WHAT: More than 200 Lynwood Unified African American students will seek inspiration as they connect with successful leaders at the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Conference. Young Black Achievers Student Union (YBASU) members from Firebaugh, Lynwood and Vista high schools will be joined by guest panelists as the group explores how students can make positive impacts.

Fluke Fluker, co-founder of The Village Nation nonprofit dedicated to African American youth, will deliver the keynote speech. Lynwood Unified Board President Gary Hardie Jr. will moderate panel discussions.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Firebaugh High School, 5246 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Lynwood, CA 90262

MORE: The second-year event is a joint venture between Lynwood Unified’s Department of Equity and YBASU. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life will be used as a guide for discussion
points as the group seeks inspiration from King’s ability to thrive against all odds.

Keynote speaker Fluker has developed a resolution, cultural awareness and life skills curriculum while appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show and at the Essence Music Festival. In 2015, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans celebrated Fluker’s work.