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Living the Dream
29th Annual YMCA
of San Diego County
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Human Dignity Award Breakfast
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 17TH, 2014
Town & Country Resort, Atlas Ballroom
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
7:00am - 9:00am Program/Award
Presented by the
Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
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.
On 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 breakfast.
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.
"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.
2014 MLK Breakfast!
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Cindy Marten, Superintendent
San Diego Unified School District
Cindy Marten, an educator for 25 years, is deeply committed to creating educational conditions and opportunities that enable all children to become actively literate, contributing, and participating members of a democratic society who make a positive difference in the world. As the district’s new superintendent, Marten looks forward to leading the district team and community with a singular focus on student success. She believes that there are NO EXCUSES when it comes to providing children with the very best conditions that will enable them to become confident, successful learners who can achieve their dreams.
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.