Ventura County's 36th Annual


“One People, One Nation, One Dream…

Let’s Keep Moving Forward



2022 Observance and Celebration

10:00 AM  Online Celebration


Join us for the LIVE broadcast available online through Zoom and Facebook Live

“One People, One Nation, One Dream…

Let’s Keep Moving Forward”

Keynote Speaker: Professor Perry Martin, Jr.

Cost: Free

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How to Join the Live Stream


The live stream will be available at 10:00 AM on January 17. We recommend joining via Zoom for the best participant experience. The event will also be simulcast Facebook Live.

Download the 2022 Program PDF.


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Keynote Speaker


Perry B. Martin Jr. is a Professor of Business at Moorpark College, Senior Adjunct Faculty of

Leadership at the University of La Verne, the former Executive Director for the Community

Advocacy Coalition (CAC). Professor Martin also serves as the Director of Faculty Development and is a full time Professor of Business at the University of West Los Angeles (UWLA). Professor Martin is the President of the Jackson State University (JSU) Los Angeles Alumni Association Chapter. Professor Martin is the Co-founder of the Teaching Women and Men of Color Advocates (TWMOCAs) at Moorpark College. In this capacity he serves as the Chair of a “Grassroots” advocacy organization designed to advocate for students, engage the institution’s faculty, staff, and administration on significant issues that adversely impact students of color. His teaching portfolio is widely diversified. It ranges from teaching at urban and suburban institutions, military international and national training schools, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS), city and community colleges, rural and urban high schools, and the California Youth Authority (CYA).


Mr. Martin is the President and founder of Vouchers LLC Personal and Professional Development Company. Vouchers LLC, consulting company principle mission focuses on Personal Accountability, Skill Development, Myers Briggs Assessments, Clifton Strengths Finder Assessments, and Management and Leadership.


Professor Martin is a retired United States Army Sergeants Major (E-9). Sergeant Major

Martin earned the distinction of being the first enlisted African American Soldier to be awarded the Bronze Star Medal for combat in the nation’s fight in the Global War on Terrorism after 9/11. Throughout his 21-year military career he served in various leadership positions with increased levels of responsibility. While serving in a wide array of assignments, he assimilated his military training and knowledge into to his business acumen.


Sergeant Major Martin received several other awards throughout his career, including the Legion of Merit, the Combat Action Badge (with Arrowhead Distinction), five Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Accommodation Medals, six Army Achievement Medals, and the Air Assault Badge just to name a few. He recently received the “Men of Distinction” award from the Delta Sigma Theta’s Torch Bearers Foundation.


Professor Martin’s civilian education includes an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College, a Bachelors of Science Degree in Social Psychology (graduated Sum Cum Laude) from Park University. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), a Masters of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University.


He is a member of several civic and social organizations, Including the Ventura Military Collaborative, the Ventura County Chapter of the NAACP, Working for America, 1st Calvary Division Association, Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society, the Pinnacle Honor Society, and the California Association of Black MBA’s. He served as a delegate for the California Democratic Party National Convention (44th District), and serves on the Veterans Advisory Committee for United States Congresswoman Julie Brownley’s 26th Congressional District.


Perry is the proud father of seven “Go-Getters,” Mariah, Perry III, Roderick, Christian, Remington, Jayden, and Kenton. He lives with and enjoys a wonderful life with his Fiancé Mechellet Armelin.

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