Jan. 11, 2023
Day 2 of our Martin Luther King Jr. video series highlights Lakewood Deputy Mayor Mary Moss.
Moss shares why she created the nonprofit Lakewood Multicultural Coalition and how the organization serves the community.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service holiday is Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. As we celebrate this year, we honor the theme: Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.
Each day from now until Jan. 16 we will highlight the work and volunteerism of people who have spent their time giving back to Lakewood. The videos will air on the city’s YouTube channel, the city website under “News & Updates” and on the MLK Day event page. They’ll also be shared on the city’s social media channels.
Feeling inspired? We have a list of local organizations that need volunteers or donations to help with their respective causes and missions to give back to our community on our MLK Day event page.
Day 2 Lakewood Heroes: Mary Moss
Starting Jan. 17, 2023 we’ll once again launch our Hidden Heroes e-newsletter campaign. Sign up to learn about local, national and international Black and African American leaders who’ve made a difference in the world.
Lakewood values diversity
2020 census data revealed that Lakewood is one of the few cities in our state where our Black, Indigenous and people of color comprise over 50% of the total population. Diversity and vibrant cultural heritage are defining assets of Lakewood. Our city is a mix of languages, art, dance, culture, history, heritage, visions, and values.