January 12, 2007

MLK Day Presentations:

“I Remember Martin,” A dramatic presentation by Don McEvoy on Saturday, January 13, 7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front Street (across from UCSD Medical Center). Free Admission

Don McEvoy was a personal friend of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the early 1960’s in Atlanta. As Program Chairman for the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Mr. McEvoy collaborated with King on integration projects. The King and McEvoy families became close friends. Hear Don describe how the children of both families were the first to integrate the public swimming pool in Atlanta and other memorable incidents.

His presentation is informative, heartwarming and guaranteed to hold your attention.

St. Paul United Methodist Church will feature a special keynote speaker on Martin Luther King, Jr. Worship Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 10:45 AM. Dr. Willie Morrow, Publisher, San Diego Monitor Newspaper will answer “what would Martin say are major social concerns in San Diego County today?” Information: 619-232-5683 - address: 3094 “L” Street, San Diego, CA 92102-4138. Sponsor: Work Area on Religion and Race.

The 12 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast

On Monday January 15, 2007 a momentous event will occur in San Diego County. United African American Ministerial Action Council, Inc. (UAMMAC), in conjunction with global and national remembrance activities, is proud to present the twelfth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast.

This Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast will be held on Monday, January 15, 2007 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am at The Martin Luther King Center, 6134 Benson Ave., San Diego, CA 92114.

“We are honored to present the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast – an annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King. The event is also recruitment, motivation, and encouragement for others to actively participate in the struggle for which he gave his life: The brother/sisterhood of humanity, equality under the law, liberty, and access to opportunities in the pursuit of happiness for all people,” states Rev. Robert C. Ard, Board President.

As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we remember his dream and we continue the fight for justice by making sure that people have equal opportunities in getting jobs, affordable housing, and equal treatment under the law. Dr. King said, “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” On his commemorative day, UAAMAC will remember Dr. King, celebrate his work, and serve to unify the San Diego African American community with his theme of “Passionate Commitment.”

The annual event honoring Dr. King is the galvanizing force and one of the key fundraising efforts that supports UAAMAC’s mission for the San Diego African American community. To purchase a table of 10 the cost is $400.00. All table sponsors will be listed prestigious souvenir book. Individual tickets are only $40.00.

For additional information on individual tickets, or table purchase and or information about sponsoring please contact Stephanie Edwards, MPA, at (858) 277-6090.

The 19th Annual All People’s Breakfast

WHO: Ashley Walker, Executive Director of The San Diego’s Human Relations Commission (HRC), and the 19th Annual All People’s Breakfast committee.

WHAT: On Monday, January 15, 2007 QUALCOMM and Starbucks will present the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All People’s Breakfast – Community Visions and Voices for Peace and Justice. The breakfast, which is coordinated through The City of San Diego’s Human Relations Commission and the Center for Social Advocacy, highlights local community leaders who have responded to injustice, violence and abuse in life-changing ways and have made impacts on a national and global level. It also serves as an opportunity to educate, and re-kindle the community’s commitment to social change and justice.

This year’s breakfast keynote speakers are Azim Khamisa and Plez Felix, co-founders of Tariq Khamisa Foundation; Minister Tukufu Kalonji, founder and Executive Director of The Serudj Institute of Effective Socialization; and Jason Russell, founder of Invisible Children. New to the

breakfast is the Starbucks Family Pavilion (featuring Starbucks beverages and pastries). It serves as an opportunity for youth and families to attend and enjoy the program at a reduced cost.

More than 2000 San Diego County residents are expected to attend, in addition to the 30 agencies who will participate by having information booths at the event.

WHEN: The 19th Annual All People’s Breakfast takes place on Monday, January 15.

Doors open at 7 a.m.

WHERE: The event will take place at the San Diego Concourse – Golden Hall. Individual tickets are still available for $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www. all peoples breakfast.org or call (619) 236-6413. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

King-Chavez Academies

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration & Parade

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2007

The King Chavez Academies (Arts, Athletics, Preparatory, Excellence and Primary) will celebrate the 78th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a community celebration and parade.

9:30- 10:00 a.m OPENNING CEREMONY

In front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. mural on the East side of the campus located at 415 31st St. The opening ceremony will feature student’s performances of drumming, song, dance and a recitation of King’s famous speech. Community leaders will speak, encouraging students to live the dream of unity through love and non-violence.

10:00-11:00 a.m. PARADE

Students, staff and parents will march through the streets around the Stockton community carrying banners commemorating King and his message of Peace, Unity, Equality and Love. The parade route will begin at 31st and J street and march South, then West on Imperial to 32nd Street and finally North on 32nd back to J Street.

11:00-11:15 a.m. CLOSING CELEBRATION

King- Chavez student performance groups featured will include: Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance , Chorus, Cheerleading, Middle Eastern Dance, Hip Hop and Capoeira. Local guests performers will include: The Malaikas West African Ensemble and Olympian High School Marching Band.

The King Chavez Academies join the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavéz by providing the opportunity for all children, regardless of ethnicity, income level or language to receive a quality education. The King-Chavez mission is inspired by the work of these two great leaders: to seek excellence and equality in academics, arts and athletics from the foundation of Love.

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