Welcome to the Dream Foundation, Inc.

This is an important year for the Dream Foundation. This year we celebrate the "Live The Dream" license plates 16th year as the  nations first specialty plate with the image of Dr. King. Having the plate  available in Florida tag offices for motorist to purchase  has allowed the Foundation to continue fighting poverty, issues of infant mortality and illness. We also celebrate the renewing of the licensing agreement between the Dream Foundation and the King family for the use of the MLK imgage, writings, speeches, video and etc . 

We celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and February Black History month. In doing so, the Dream Foundation will take every opportunity to discuss Kings legacy as it relates to the goals of the Dream Foundation. This began with the keynote speech at the Clay County MLK breakfast, taking place on January 15th, 2018.  In 2019, and now in the mist of the global pandemic of 2020.....we've continued reminding Floridians of Dr. Kings legacy, as Florida continues righting wrongs such as restoration of voting rights. There is a story that continues to need to be told in America. In addition to perceptions on the progess of our joint humanity, we tell the story of the Dream Foundation... and how it aims to serve our state through the proceeds provided to our communities from the  "Live the Dream" license plate, work of our dedicated programs, and your donations . Please join us around the state. 


Michael Dobson  


Message From President/CEO

Michael Dobson

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The "Live The Dream" specialty license plate can be purchased at any time. Meaning, one does not have to wait for a renewal date, replacement date or for when your current  registration expires. You can at any time go to a tag office in person or online and request a "Live The Dream" license plate. It would require only $25 in addition to your regular fee. 

                             TODAYS FIGHT FOR EQUALITY IN FLORIDA

Support the mission of the Dream Foundation. That means supporting programs and a misson to address the most severe needs of our communities regarding health, education, civil rights, poverty, mental illness, strengthening families and making sure that the legacy of Dr. King is not just remembered but is also an action.   DONATE!  HELP US FIGHT BY INVESTING IN THIS IMPORTANT CAUSE, WHICH IMPACTS YOUR LIFE! 

                The Dream Foundation is more than a license plate. It engages Florida lawmakers on your behalf , providing the facts and information toward policy the is consistant with the King legacy on justice and equality

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To the left, The Honorable State Representative Bruce Antone, Chair of The Florida Legislative Black Caucus, and to the right, Jimmy Fasig Esq of Fasig and Books PA are being presented the Celebrate The legacy .. Living the Legacy Award on November 6, 2019 by Dream Foundaion CEO Michael Dobson for their lifes  work and promoting the legacy of Dr. King in their service to the state and the work they do in their communities and throughout Florida

Representative Bruce Antone

Jimmy Fasig, Esq

At Celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series, Michael Dobson, speaks as  Coral Nichols listens in

Dream Foundation President and CEO Michael Dobson gives opening remarks at Nov 6 celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series at FSU Turnbull Center

Dana Brooks and Jimmy Fasig, with the Fasig and Brooks PA team at the celebrate The Legacy leacture Series

Corale Nichols of Empowered To Change, Inc  gives closing testimonial at   Celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series 

                        Celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series - FSU Augustus B. Turnbull Center 

Commissioner Curtis Richardson, Dana Brooks of Fasig and Brooks chat at reception

Dream Foundation President and CEO Michael Dobson at reception with Rev Greg James and panelist  Jessica Yeary, Esq 

From left to right, Michael Dobson, Coral Nicoles, Reggie , Jessicya Year

                             WHAT LEADERS ARE DOING  AND SAYING IN FLORIDA

 Kiesha Lance Bottoms Civil Rights Speech

Dream Foundation President and CEO Michael Dobson at Gasden County voting event  Oct 2020

When you purchase a Live The Dream license plate, you make a statement of peace, the equality promised in our founding documents and the thankfulness for the bloodshed spent assuring that we live in the greatest country with equality for all.

Dream Foundation Fighting For Homeless during global pandemic for Shelter in Tallahassee -April 2021

Forum on Amendment 4

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Angela Davis Speaks In Florida 1979 


Friday July 30, 2021




6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

(Keynote comments, meet and greet, and music)

 July 31, 2021 ( Saturday)

Registration 6:30 a.m.-noon

7:15 a.m - Continental  breakfast. ( coffee, tea, juices and water available throughout the day) 

8:00-9:00 a.m - Welcome and Plenary Session 

Panelist include the following..........

Dr. Tameka Hobbs, PhD 

Dr. Dale Brill,PhD 

Dr. Sharon Ames Denard,PhD 

Dr. Maxine Montgomery,PhD 

Thanks To All Who a Attended: 1st Annual Florida Conference on Race , Equality, Justice and Opportunity

Nathan Schaidt

       President and Exec Director

      Horizon Communities In Prison

Dr. Debra Raiford, PhD

 Meeting Room A

9:00-9:55- Broad based prosperity and racial equity imperatives

Presenters: Tim Giuiliani, CEO  ( Orlando Economic Partnership); Tony Jenkins OEP Vice Chair and Florida Blue Central Florida Marketing President

 10:05-11:00- Health Equity : Panel discussion on equality in health care delivery , access and health gaps permeated throughout health systems  and provider networks 

Presenter/panelist: Venise White , MPH, MHEP

11:05-noon - Measurement and Accountability: Putting Data to work for social justice

Presenters: Dr. Bahiyyah Maroon, PhD ( Polis Institute) and Dr. Dale Brill,PhD  ( Foundation for Orlando's Future) 

 Lunch ( 12:10-1:25)- Awards ceremony and keynote address. 

1:30-2:30 - Education and Entrepreneurship: Establishing a partnership for success

Presenter: Dr. Sharon Ames Denard, PhD 

2:35-3:35- History ( African American history)  its preservation and  preserving historical sites and properties as our visual  guide to heal a nation;  to include the history of  voting  as a cornerstone of democracy 

Presenter/panelist: State Representative Geraldine Thompson

3:40-4:25- Life Equity: Homelessness, poverty and access to rescources .. the role of faith , government and service gaps 

Presenter/Panelist: Renee Miller, Founder of City Walk Urban Mission ; Symeria Hudson, President and CEO Chapman Partnetrsip, Inc

4:30-5:20- Making Florida whole: a panel of interdisciplinary leaders in academia, the arts, politics. business and law... concluding actionable priorities to improve on race, equality, justice and opportunity in Florida. 

Meeting Room B

9:00- 10:00- Intersection of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual preference, culture and race.... failures  and opportunities specific to equality, justice and inclusion 

Presenter: Brandon Wolfe of Equality Florida  or a representative

10:00-11:00- Art and literature: Its role in racial diversity and understanding 

Presenters: Professor and author Dr. Maxine Montgomery, PhD of Florida State University, Professor and author : Tameka Hobbs PhD of Florida Memorial University; Dr Debra Raiford PhD

11:00-noon- The Success of  Purpose- Built  Community Based Development 

Presenters: Eddy Moratin (CEO Lift Florida), and Dr. Robert Allen (Tangelo Park Program 

Lunch (12:10-1:25) - Award ceremony and keynote address 

1:30-2:30- Healing : A panel discussion on urban Florida's  high murder rate and  the disproportionate impact on many children of color.... how urban cities and families cope, and the of  law enforcement.

Presenters: Tangela L. Sears , Founder Parents of Murdered Children

2:35-3:35- Criminal Justice Reform: The opportunities and challenges, making sure that the system is just, free of bias and placing families and rehabilitation first.

Presenters/panelist: Nathan Schaidt, Executive Director of Horizon Communities In Prisons; Sarah Couture, Florida State Director of Fines and Fees Justice Center

3:40-4:40- Opportunities Florida Small Business Roundtable: an overview of  barriers to entry  and entrepreneurship, and business diversity in the sunshine state for minority and women-owned business. 

4:45-5:30- HBCU Roundtable: The role of HBCU's at addressing diversity across socioeconomic, racial and ethnic groups in Florida through its educational mission   



*Purchase ticket to register for conference at the link above

Hotel Reservation: Group rate reservations for the event are  now open at $159 per night .  To secure a room call  (866)996-6338 or local (407) 996-6338 and ask for Group rate for The Dream Foundation 

           Brandon Wolfe                    Equality Florida                 Media Relations Manager

              Andrew Warren, Esq                                     State Attorney of Hillsborough County 

Dr, Bahiyyah Maroon, PhD                                   CEO of The Polis Institute

                Geraldine Thompson           

    Florida State Representative, Dist  44

Jennifer Carroll Former Lt Governor of Florida

Dwight Bullard Former State Senator and Educator

Renee Miller             Founder and Director of City Walk Urban Mission

Tony Jenkins

Market President for Florida Blue

                 Eddy Maritin                                Executive Director  Lift Orlando

 Tim Giuliani                                                     President & CEO                                                            Orlando Economic Partnership

Tangela L. Sears

Founder                                                                    Florida Parents of Murdered Children 

Venise White, MHP,MHPE                  Certified  Equity and Inclusion Trainer for Cultural Compentcy in Health and Human Services              Second Vice President-Florida Public Health Association

Tallahassee City Commissioner and former State Representative Curtis Richardson and Leon County Clerk of Court Gwen Marshall 

Celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series moderator, Nicole Everett of "Conversations With Nicole"

The Dream Foundation, continuing Dr. Kings legacy in its attendence at the 2019 Poor People's Campaign National "Call For Moral Revival" in Washington DC, The Dream Foundations President/ CEO was a Florida delegate to the hearing whereby Rev William Barber and Rev Liz Teoharris (Poor People Campaign Chairs) addressed the U.S. House Budget committee on poverty.  Michael Dobson prays outside of Cannon Building  after the hearing, and stands with the Florida delegation at the event location of Trinity University.  

         LIVING THE DREAM, THE CHANGING                          FACE OF PROTEST AND US

Purchase Ad In Program Booklet, Register To Attend, Exhibit Space

Full Page-$1000

Half Page- $650

Quarter Page- $375

Sarah Couture

Florida State Director,

Fines and Fees  Justice Center

Dr. Keith D. Parker, PhD

FAMU Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Chair, 2021 National Civil Rights Conference

                                                                                         Register by clicking HERE 

Ada Goodly, Esq

Dir of Louis A. Berry  Institute for Civil Rights and Justice at Southern University Law Center

Owner, The Goodly Group, LLC

Advisory Board, Dillard Univrsity Center for Racial Justiice



Symeria Hudson, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer

Chapman Partnership


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                I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH

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The purchase of a "Live The  Dream" license plate, the nations first license plate bearing Dr. Kings image, is an investment in children, families and maginalized communities. To become an owner of the "Live The Dream" license plate,  go to your local tax collectors office to make the purchase. A list of offices are  here. Secondly, you can always make an inquiry at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles(DHSMV)

Deidre A. Keller

Dean of Florida A&M University College of Law

Kayla Tanner

Student Advisory Board, Dilliard University Center For Racial Justice


 July 30-31, 2021

 Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel , Orlando Florida