"LIVE THE DREAM" SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE

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. 

Blessings

Michael Dobson  

 

Message From President/CEO

Michael Dobson

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         LIVING THE DREAM, THE CHANGING                          FACE OF PROTEST AND US

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                I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH

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

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.  

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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

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

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 

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

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 

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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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"WE CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, IN ALL WE DO"

Friday July 30, 2021

Welcome

3.p.m.

 Reception

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

(Keynote comments, meet and greet, and music)

 July 31, 2021 ( Saturday)

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 

 Meeting Room A

9:00-9:55- What is Diversity, Equality and Inclusion; and what is race.. an overview 

10:00-11:00- 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

 11:05-noon- Minorty and small business roundtable ( entrepreneurship, lifting of barriers to entry, opportunities, access to capitol)  

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

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

Presenter: Dr Sharon Ames Denard PhD 

2:35-3:35- History of voting in Florida as a cornerstone of democracy : Barriers  to full voter participation and how to increase participation.  

3:40-4:25- 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. 

4:30-5:20- Minority access to healthcare and how to fill those gaps: panel of hospitals, state agency representative,  health profession and veterans representative

Meeting Room B

9:00- 10:00- Historical intersectional ( gender identity, ethnicity, sexual preference, culture and race)  failures  and opportunities specific to equality, justice and inclusion 

Presenter: Nadine Smith of Equality Florida  or 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

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

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

Noon-1:20 - Lunch (awards and featured speaker) 

1:30-2:30- Healing : A panel discussion on high murder rate in urban Florida which has disproportionately impacted many children of color-what cabn cities, families and law enforcement do.

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.

3:40-4:40- Opportunities Florida: Overview of Florida the sunshine state, its opportunities in business industry, science and technology , if diversity and inclusion is realized

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   

Register at the link above.  Group rate registration for te event is open at $159 per night.  To secure room call (866) 996-6338 or loca (407)996-6338 and ask for group rate for The Dream Foundation  

 

Join us

 July 30-31, 2021

 Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel , Orlando Florida

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

Dr Tameka Hobbs 

Dr Dale Brill 

Dr Sharon Ames Denard 

Dr Maxine Montgomery 

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)