Wednesday, January 28, 2015
|Dr. Clyde Rivers|
The Martin Luther King Jr. Association - Santa Clara Valley, invited Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers to participate in the final Freedom Train Celebration. On this historic day, January 19, 2015 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Ambassador Clyde Rivers was asked by the association to join the last ride the Freedom Train would make. The Freedom Train was setup over 30 years ago by Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King’s wife.
Dr. Rivers said, “I was humbled to be asked by this prestigious association to be the speaker and to ride on the final Freedom Train excursion. What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did for this country and the nations of the world created an impact we may never completely understand, but we know the world is a much better place because of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his belief in civil rights for all. The cultural and ethnic diversity on the Freedom Train really showed me that we can all get along if we live the Golden Rule, ‘Treat others the way you want to be treated.’”
KATHLEEN FLYNN PRESIDENT OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ASSOCIATION RECEIVES ICHANGE NATIONS LIFE OF HONOR AWARD
Kathleen Flynn, Dr. Robin Lococo and Dr. Sony Lara with Dr. Clyde Rivers
Kathleen Flynn, President of the Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley CA., received the Life of Honor Award from iChange Nations in Jan Jose, CA., January 18, 2015.
The President of iChange Nations, Dr. Clyde Rivers said, “Kathleen Flynn has fought to keep the dream alive. She works with every culture, faith and social group, empowering the world to fulfill Martin Luther King’s dream. The legacy she has left with the association is one that will never be forgotten. We chose to honor Kathleen Flynn for her selfless service to promote the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
|Ambassador Clyde Rivers|
In Addis Ababa Ethiopia on January 10, 2015, Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers had the privilege of visiting the African Union and meeting with several of the leaders.
Ambassador Rivers said, “It was a great opportunity for me to watch the leadership of the Continent of Africa solve the issues of this expansive continent. I saw their skilled leadership creating a brighter future for the next generation. This new leadership model understands the issues of the African and how to connect with other nations of the world. This appears to be Africa’s time to develop itself and become a major player in the global community.”
Dr. Clyde Rivers with Dr. George C. Wright
Ambassador Clyde Rivers, the Ambassador at Large for the Republic of Burundi Africa, spoke to the student body of Prairie View A & M University in Prairie View Texas on November 2014.
Prairie View A & M University is a historical black college in the United States and Ambassador Rivers felt it was a monumental day and an honor to speak to the student body and the facility of this prestigious institution. He spoke on human rights and fundamental freedoms for the people of the world.
Ambassador Rivers was quoted saying, “It is very important that the young people of the world understand we have a responsibility to protect the rights and freedoms of every individual born in the world. The guiding principle that makes human rights work is to live the Golden Rule, ‘Treat others the way you want to be treated.’”
Ambassador Rivers went on to say of Dr. George Wright the President of A & M; “In my opinion he is one of the elite presidents of an education institution in the world today. Prairie View A & M University is thriving under his leadership and producing top graduates in all fields. It was an impressive day for me as I visited this outstanding institution.”