MLK Dream Weekend





Dreamers

Testimonials

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While the MLK Dream Weekend Diversity Banquet is an elegant event that features a top of the line speaker, the most powerful facet is seeing the many people from various communities come together in celebration of Dr. King’s vision. Minister Eddie Young, MLK Dream Weekend Community Outreach Chair

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Minister Eddie Young

Dreamers

Nicholas Wideman, A Dreamer

Nicholas WidemanNicholas Wideman knows that running a marathon takes commitment to an entire lifestyle of training. His non-profit, Young Marathon Runners of America, is about teaching that commitment to kids as they run a full marathon over a 9 month period in order to help them make changes for a lifetime. Read More

Maria Johnson, A Dreamer

Maria JohnsonMaxim Williams grew up in Toronto, Canada surrounded by people of all different races, religions and backgrounds. It wasn’t until high school and after that he encountered discrimination first-hand, moving to Florida, Tennessee and then California. Read More

Raven Magwood, A Dreamer

Raven MagwoodRaven Magwood learned some important lessons about achieving goals and pursuing dreams as an athlete at a young age. On her way to earning a spot on the National Gymnastics team at age 12, Raven found that her keys to overcoming injuries and doubts were Dedication, Determination and Discipline. Read More

Calder Ehrmann, A Dreamer

calder-thumbCalder Ehrmann is glad to be part of what the rest of the world calls “the American Experiment.” Inclusion, acceptance and equality for all minorities, on this level, is something that’s been pursued in America since the civil rights movement but has never been done before anywhere else. His efforts at The Riley Institute are aimed to ensure that our leadership in South Carolina keeps the experiment on track. Read More

Cris Josson, A Dreamer

cris-thumbCris Josson knew as a child that her dream was to come to America. But landing in South Carolina as a European was a very different matter 15 years ago than landing in New York City or Chicago. As a woman with a foreign accent selling products traditionally sold by men, she had challenges to overcome if she wanted to be a part of the Land of Opportunity.Read More

Maxim Williams, A Dreamer

Maxim WilliamsMaxim Williams grew up in Toronto, Canada surrounded by people of all different races, religions and backgrounds. It wasn’t until high school and after that he encountered discrimination first-hand, moving to Florida, Tennessee and then California. Read More

Lori Coon, A Dreamer

Lori CoonLori Coon’s dream is to help other businesses succeed by providing them the information they need to make decisions and a platform to share their stories. Her life is full of strong, female role models in her family and community who made it possible for her to walk this path. Read More