Apopka Remembers a Civil Rights King Today

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here 7TH ANNUAL APOPKA MLK PARADE TODAY AT 2PM“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther KingThe most visible figure in the Civil Rights movement was Martin Luther King. Dr. King is honored across the country annually on the third Monday in January with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, the holiday falls close to his birthday.As chief spokesman of the movement to end racial discrimination in state and federal laws in the 1950s and 1960s, King organized several marches and peaceful protests. In 1963, he organized the famous March on Washington, which was memorialized in 2013 by President Barack Obama on its 50th anniversary.It was then that King delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. A year later, on October 14, 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolenceTragically, on April 4, 1968 he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 39.Posthumously, King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, and we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day annually to honor his courageous work towards freedom and equality. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was erected in Washington, D.C. in 2011 with a sculpture and inscription that reads, “Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” The quote is from his “I Have A Dream” speech.“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.” – Martin Luther King* * *An Apopka Celebration Honoring Dr. KingThe 7th Annual South Apopka Ministerial Alliance MLK Day parade will begin today at the VFW Post 519 South Central Avenue at 2pm and travel south down Marvin C. Zanders Boulevard, and turn west on 13th Street.There are four grand marshalls – Ret. Captain Ken Wilson of the Orange County Sheriffs Office, Sister Ann Kindred, Rev. Gerard Moss of the St. Paul AME Church and Elder Shirley Sharpe-Terrell.Glenn Allgood from WOKB 1680AM will be the Parade Commentator.For the seventh straight year, the Apopka High School Band will perform along with 75 other entries.The Parade Chairperson is Rev. Alexander Smith and the President of the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance is Hezekiah Bradford. Monique Morris is the Parade Coordinator.Greg Jackson is hosting the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance MLK DAY Program at the John Bridges Community Center (445 West 13th Street Apopka, FL 32703) starting 3:00pm or immediately after the parade. The program will include short excerpts from Dr. King’s speeches,interesting facts about his life and an awards ceremony. Jackson is the Orange County District 2 Representative for the Board of Zoning Adjustment is currently running for State Representative District 45.* * *Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an important time to reflect on the journey our nation has taken towards freedom and equality, and to look at the work that still lies ahead.“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” –Martin Luther KingOn this day in Apopka, throughout Central Florida and across the nation, his dream is honored. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGSMartin Luther KingMLK DaySouth Apopka Ministerial Alliance Previous articleArrowsmith, Bankson lead December fundraisingNext articleMount Plymouth “Bypass” Opens Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Head of APG’s €24bn private equity arm to step down

first_imgIain Leigh, APG’s global head of private equity, has announced that he is to step down from his position at the end of this year.The €500bn Dutch asset manager said that New York-based Leigh would be succeeded by Greg Jania, head of fund investments, and Ken Bloomberg, head of co-investments in his team.They will both become managing directors as of January 2020 and will co-head APG’s global private equity programme, which is responsible for €24bn of assets according to the asset manager. The pair will also join the executive board of APG Asset Management US.At the request of APG, Leigh will stay on as a senior adviser to the company’s private equity business and to the CIO’s office until mid-2020. “The time is right to take a step back from the day-to-day leadership of the business, and to make way for the very capable next layer of management,” Leigh said.He was a founding managing partner at private equity house AlpInvest, which was owned by a joint venture between civil service scheme ABP – APG’s owner – and the €217bn healthcare scheme PFZW until 2011.Leigh joined APG in 2012 to bring the global private equity operations in-house. Since then, he has built a global, multi-channel private equity platform with a team of 36 investment professionals.Jania joined APG in 2013 to implement its fund investment programme. Bloomberg came to APG the next year from Alpinvest to develop and manage co-investments.APG said that both had brought more than a decade of leadership experience in the private equity industry, and have worked with Leigh ensuring a cohesive global programme for APG’s clients.The asset manager has invested €24bn in private equity in total for its four pension fund clients, including the €431bn civil service scheme ABP.last_img read more