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January 2020

Marlon Peterson

The 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program

On January 12, CURE, The Coalition for Understanding Racism Through  Education, in partnership with The Community Resource Center {CRC} and The Mamaroneck School District will present the 33rd Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration program at 2pm in The Hommocks Middle School Auditorium, 130 Hommocks Road, Larchmont. The 2020 event honoree is Elizabeth Saenger of Mamaroneck, a social justice activist. The Youth Shelter Program of Westchester will also be honored.


This annual event of The Larchmont Mamaroneck Human Rights Committee will focus on Reimagining Dr. King’s Dream and examine criminal justice reform in the United States. The guest speaker will be Marlon Peterson, a writer, youth development expert and human justice advocate.  He is the host of the podcast DEcarcerated and the author of Open Letter to Criminal Justice Reformers. He is the head of Transition Services Center that assists men nearing release, CEO and President of The Precedential Group, a social justice consulting firm, involved in the Aspen Global Leadership Network and an Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity. He was the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Soros Justice Fellowship.


After spending time in prison, Peterson has focused on youth development, violence prevention, criminal justice, race and gender justice. In addition, he is a graduate of New York University.