The Dream Show 2023: Be the Light

Highlights from the show

Saturday, January 14, 2023
7:00pm PST | KTLA5 & online

Explore the highlights from this year's show. Dive deeper into the stories of people who create light across South LA—entrepreneurs and artists alike who inspire change through their craft, purpose, and activism.

Watch as Entertainment Tonight's Nischelle Turner takes us on a journey of the place we call home.

Watch the full show

Lameka Bell & the Power Project
Lameka Bell standing against police car

Having a support system for inner city young women is critical. It’s teaching them how to be resilient. It’s also building an environment that’s more inclusive of them.

Robby Williiams
Director, Power Project
Girls hockey team from Power Project
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Brian "Goose" Davis & Legends Barbershop
Goose cutting a customer's hair
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I don't believe that we're just here to make money. And in my position as a barber, I'm required to make a difference somehow and to volunteer and do something to help better the community.

Brian "Goose" Davis
Founder, Legends Barbershop
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Legends barber shop customer getting health info from an MLKCH nurse
Debbie Allen & DADA
Debbie Allen smiling
Male white dance instructor dancing with young black girls
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Akil West & Sole Folks
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Solefolks shop and artists
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This gives us an opportunity to have something that we can share and be a part of, and create our own legacy through these opportunities that Akil is planting in the community.

Manny Jackson
Creative Director, Thread Haus
Sole folks event
People dancing at Sole Folks event
Nicole Steele & Social Justice Learning Institute
A button that says I love South LA
Youth participants from Social Justice Network program

We are here to make sure that our youth are using their own agency and mechanizing their power to change their communities.

Nicole Steele
Director of Health Equity Programming
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Chef Keith Corbin & Alta Adams
Cooks from Alta Adams

I know who I'm teaching.
I know who I'm training.
I know who I'm giving opportunity to because, I was them.

Chef Keith Corbin
Alta Adams
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staff member handing plate of food to another staff member
Casey Charlton & MLKCH
Latino male patient and his wife smiling
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Woman holding sign that says "We love South LA"
3 nurses smiling
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Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas
Reverend Kelley Brown Douglas and others talking

Where are we to find that light of hope that is King’s dream? That light of hope is to be found in the resolve, and in the resistance to make that dream a reality.

Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas
Dean, Episcopal Divinity School
Martin Luther King giving a speech