The Gloucester Union Relief Association of Missionary Baptist held a day of celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at The First United Baptist Church, White Marsh, which focused on “Making the Dream Come True.”
“We honor a true humanitarian,” said the Rev. Larry Arrington about King during his statement of purpose.
Deacon John Perrin introduced the panel topics, which included public safety, public activism and public health. Addressing those topics was a panel composed of Gloucester Sheriff Darrell W. Warren Jr., Deacon Edward Washington Sr., service volunteer organizer of First Morning Star Baptist and vice president of the Gloucester Housing Partnership, and Riverside Walter Reed Hospital president Shelly M. Johnson.
Warren discussed how his office actively recruits people of all backgrounds and has specifically tried to recruit from historically black colleges and universities. His office also has annual cultural diversity training and semi-annual sensitivit...
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