January 18, 2008

King-Chavez Academies invites you to attend The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration & March Friday, January 25, 2008

The King Chavez Academies (Arts, Athletics, Preparatory, Excellence and Primary) will celebrate the 79th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a community celebration and march.

9:00-9:30 a.m OPENING CEREMONY

In the playground area on the East side of the campus, located at 415 31st St. The opening ceremony will feature student’s performances of music, song, dance, theatre and a recitation of King’s famous speeches. Community leaders will speak, encouraging students to live the dream of unity through love and non-violence.

9:30-10:00 a.m. COMMUNITY MARCH Students, staff and parents will march around the school carrying banners commemorating King and his message of Peace, Unity, Equality and Love.

10:00-11:00 a.m. CLOSING CELEBRATION

The closing celebration will feature student performances by King-Chavez after-school clubs. Parent volunteers will sell food and beverages to raise funds for future events. Community resource organizations will be present with information about their services.

ABOUT THE KING CHAVEZ ACADEMIES... The King Chavez Academies unite the visions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavéz by providing an opportunity for all children, regardless of ethnicity, income level or language with a quality education in their home community.

The King-Chavez mission is inspired by the work of these two great leaders: to seek excellence and equity in academics, arts and athletics from the foundation of Love.

Equality and Social Justice Education, 415 31st Street, San Diego, CA 92102


2008 Annual MLK Civic Award Nominees

The 2008 recipient of the City of Oceanside – Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Award will be announced at the annual commemoration event honoring Dr. King on Saturday, January 19, at 4:00 pm at the MiraCosta College Theatre. The commemoration event is sponsored by the North San Diego County Branch of the NAACP and the public is invited to attend the free event. The civic award recognizes a resident of the City of Oceanside or MCB Camp Pendleton for service to the community outside of a work setting, especially for volunteer activities that reflect the teachings and ideals of Dr. King. This is the nineteenth year for the civic award.

“Keeping King’s Dream Alive”

El Cajon - A coalition of East County community leaders have announced plans to co-sponsor “Keeping Dr. King’s Dream Alive,” a historic event honoring the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The public is welcome to attend the free event on Monday, January 21st from 12 noon to 1 pm at Promenade Park on Main Street, just east of Magnolia in downtown El Cajon.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known as a leader in the civil rights movement. But King also spoke out and provided inspiration in other fields including voting rights, supporting rights of working people, and ending the Viet Nam War. He was the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. Rev. Roland Slade, pastor at Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, will speak on ‘Living the Dream’ to honor Rev. King’s legacy. Pastor Sharon Connors, Christ Church Unity in El Cajon, will also speak.

San Diego Museum of Man Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day With Activities for Children and Families

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Day is Mon., Jan. 21 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Balboa Park

The San Diego Museum of Man, the museum that teaches people about people, will celebrate the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with an event for local families. The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Day is Mon., Jan. 21, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Balboa Park. Admission is free, with regular admission charges to the world-class Journey to the Copper Age exhibit.

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