JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION!
31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Human Dignity Award Breakfast
Presented by the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
- Breaking of baseball's color barrier vital to King's Dream - Mark Newman / MLB.com
- Discussing Race Relations in San Diego - Roxana Popescu / U-T San Diego
- Breaking Down Barriers - SD IN DEPTH SUNDAY / U-T San Diego Editorial Board
- A Common Purpose - SD IN DEPTH SUNDAY, Roxana Popescu / U-T San Diego
- Still Miles Left To Go - SD IN DEPTH SUNDAY, Roxana Popescu / U-T San Diego
- Living History - SD IN DEPTH SUNDAY, Roxana Popescu / U-T San Diego
- Eyes Still On The Prize - SD IN DEPTH SUNDAY, Roxana Popescu / U-T San Diego
- Hundreds Attending MLK Breakfast - ABC 10News San Diego
- 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Awards Breakfast Gallery - Rochelle Porter / http://www.peachephotomemories.com
- 30th annual
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Awards Breakfast Gallery
— John Gibbins / U-T San Diego
- Freedom has to be fought for constantly - Roxana Popescu / U-T San Diego
- 30th Annual YMCA Event Remembers Martin Luther KingJr. - KPBS
- Local Educator Honored at MLK Breakfast - FOX5 San Diego
- Living Legacy: Carroll Receives Award Honoring MLK - Peter Rowe / U-T San Diego
- San Diego Prepares to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Times of San Diego
- MLK Day Student Submissions / UTSanDiego.com
- Listen to KOGO News Radio 600 Community Connections with Cliff Albert
- Celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego
- Celebrar la vida del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego
ABOUT THE AWARD
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Human Dignity Award is given each year to a person who most exemplifies the work and character of its namesake Dr. King. Throughout history, we know that Dr. King will be forever attached to the civil rights movement, but those who study the life and legacy of this American icon know that he was much more.
November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a
federal holiday to honor Dr. King. In January 1986, as our nation
officially observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the first time, the
Jackie Robinson Family YMCA hosted our first YMCA of San Diego County
January 17, 2000 was the first time Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially observed in all fifty US states. In 2011, a memorial honoring Dr. King was completed and dedicated in October at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., by the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. The official address of the monument, 1964 Independence Avenue, S.W., commemorates the year the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law.
The YMCA celebrates a long connection with Dr. King’s life. During the civil rights movement, meetings were held at YMCA’s.
RELATED QUICK LINKS
- Watch ABC10 in the Community with Bill Griffith
- Listen to KOGO News Radio 600 Community Connections with Mark Evans
- Meet the 2014 Human Dignity Award Honoree
- King Breakfast Honors 94-Year-Old Activist
- Community Volunteer Honored, MLK Remembered in Annual Breakfast
- Human Dignity Award Breakfast Photos
- King Day Parade Photos
- King Day Parade - JRYMCA Thunder Squad Drumline Photos
"Living the Dream" Pledge
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work, I pledge to do
everything that I can to make America and the world a place where
equality and justice, and freedom and peace, will grow and flourish.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I commit myself to Living the Dream by loving, not hating, showing understanding, not anger, making peace, not war, and helping freedom exist for all people everywhere in the world.
Volunteer at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA or learn more about how you can serve others where you live, work or pray.
2016 MLK Breakfast!
Want to participate in 2016? Submit below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Keynote CONVERSATIONFor our 30th Anniversary, we will be featuring San Diego Civil Rights leaders Rev. George Walker Smith, who has been breaking barriers in San Diego since 1963, and Leon Williams, San Diego’s first black City Councilman and the County’s first (and only) black Supervisor. Dr. John Warren, editor and publisher of the San Diego Voice & Viewpoint will lead this powerful interview discussion.
Youth Poetry & Art Tribute
Each year the Annual Youth Poetry, Art, and Essay Contest, open to all San Diego area students, is sponsored by Well Fargo. Entries arrive from all over San Diego County, displaying enormous amounts of creativity and enthusiasm. Evaluated by the criteria of originality, relevance to theme, and presentation, two winners are chosen in each age division.
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