Redding honors community leader Eddie McAllister
The president of the Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect (SCCAR)—a Not In Our Town group—was honored by Leadership Redding with its Alumnus of the Year Award. Eddie McAllister was selected for his outstanding community involvement, according to the Redding Record-Searchlight.
McAllister’s community involvement includes serving on the advisory board for the Salvation Army, working with PlusOne Mentors and the Youth Violence Prevention Council. He’s also helped organize the Local National Night Out, the Multicultural Celebration and the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. In 2013, McAllister helped organize Redding’s Global March for Peace and Unity, making his city one of 16 California cities that participated in the March. He is the recipient of the Redding Mayor’s Proclamation for his work in a program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called See the Vision Live the Dream Day. As a Vietnam veteran, Eddie McAllister also helps organize programs to serve the veteran community.
"Dr. King said, ‘Life's most urgent and persistent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” McAllister said after receiving his award, “And this is something I picked up on."
Read more at Redding.com.
Read more about the leaders in Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect on NIOT.org.
Sikh organization will honor Oak Creek Lt. Brian Murphy
The Guru Gobind Singh Foundation will honor Oak Creek, WI Lt. Brian Murphy with a Sewa Award for his bravery during the Sikh temple shooting in August 2012.
Lt. Murphy was the first officer to arrive at the scene of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin after a gunman was reported to be on a shooting rampage. Murphy and the shooter, later identified as a white supremacist, faced down and fired at each other simultaneously. Murphy ultimately sustained 17 bullet wounds, including one that went through his throat and one to the back of his head. Murphy is featured in our latest film, Waking In Oak Creek, produced in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office.
Find out more about Lt. Murphy’s award here and click here to screen and discuss Waking In Oak Creek in your town.
United Methodist Women screen Waking in Oak Creek at National Assembly
The United Methodist Women (UMW) will screen Waking In Oak Creek as part of the film series at their annual National Assembly.
The UMW is a faith-based organization working to organize and foster women as community and social leaders. Their 2014 National Assembly will feature a keynote address by Hillary Clinton.
The event will take place in Louisville, KY April 25-27. Waking in Oak Creek will screen on Saturday, April 26 at 3 p.m. The film is presented as part of the Assembly’s Racial Justice film series.