The 30th Annual YMCA of San Diego County Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast will host more than
1,200 on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Town & Country Resort.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015
Town & Country Resort, Atlas Ballroom
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
Join us as we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy for the thirtieth year by honoring those striving to make a positive impact in our communities. This event will sell out; please reserve your spots early.
Presented by the
Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
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.
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- 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.
2015 MLK Breakfast!
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Keynote PRESENTATIONFor 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.