Last Saturday, the Brotherhood Crusade, along with Mothers in Action, the California Endowment and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services sponsored a community action forum and health fair in collaboration with L. A. Care, T.H.E. Clinic and Lewis Metropolitan CME Church, who was also the host of the affair. KJLHs Jacquie Stephens was the moderator of the forum.
There were several representatives from the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), including the Director, Bryce Yokomizo. (DPSS is the Brotherhoods biggest supporter in the Los Angeles County and they have always been there to assist the Brotherhood Crusade in serving the community). They spoke about real bread-and-butter issues and the impact on everyday people; they also expounded on the Cal WORKS, Welfare-to-Work and GAIN programs, and how the overhaul of the welfare system has placed the responsibility on its participants to recognize the 60-month time limit.
While the forum was underway, there were workshops, free health screenings, vendors, kiddie land and free food. T.H.E. Clinic provided the community with eye exams, dental check-ups, diabetes screenings, mammograms, immunizations and many more services.
The community residents showed their full support for the event by showing up with their entire families and participating in all the activities. It was a fun-filled day for the entire family.