Join the Martin Luther King EVENTS in San Diego Fri-Monday

 
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01/21/2013 - 3:00pm
01/21/2013 - 3:59pm
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January 15th, 2013, would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's 84th birthday.

Later this year, on August 28th, will be the 50th Anniversary of his 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech.

While many people think of "MLK Day" as a holiday, a day off from work, it is certainly more than that... Dr. King is the only non-president to have the honor of a federal holiday - a unique man to be remembered. He had powerful ideas to share. We often forget the depth and importance. Today, in looking back for his birthday, we shall look forward.

The Peace Resource Center (PRC) echoes “Remember! Celebrate! Act! King's Dream for Our World,” which is this week's theme from The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King. This year (thekingcenter.org) “The King Center's challenge to people of all nations is to begin a new era of nonviolent conflict reconciliation bringing people together across racial, religious, political and cultural divisions in keeping with Dr. King's vision of the essential unity of all people, said Elder King. “We want to ignite a flame of Freedom in the hearts of people everywhere who long for peace, prosperity, justice, and yes, even brotherhood and sisterhood,” she added.

As we know, there are many excellent Dr. King quotes, from poignant to revolutionary. One of my favorite easy-to-remember ones is: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” So, in the spirit of taking a "day on, not a day off" and serving the community, may you go out over this next week Remembering, Celebrating... and find a way to ACT for Justice.

Here are EVENTS in San Diego that the PRC found:

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Monday, January 21

18th Annual Community Breakfast
The Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave, 92114
at 7:00 a.m. Purchase tickets at http://www.uaamac.org or call 619-264-1213.
Guest: Joanne Blend of Selma Alabama, "Bloody Sunday Survivor"
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Neighborhood clean-up project
Parkside Park, Parkside Av & Sabina Dr, San Diego 92139
8:30 am - 10 am
Hosted by San Diego Labor-Council
The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's life work and teachings into community action that helps address social problems. Use this day as a "day on, not a day off" to celebrate Dr. King through community service projects.
http://www.facebook.com/events/264627080330372/
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All Peoples Celebration by Alliance San Diego
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10 am
San Diego Public Market, Barrio Logan, 1735 National Ave, 92113
Keynote: Mayor Bob Filner, Former Freedom Rider
Our program will include local artists who will interpret The Art of Change as an expression of social justice. The All Peoples Celebration will take place at 10 am in the developing San Diego Public Market, in the heart of Barrio Logan. Doors will open at 9 am and we will broadcast the presidential inauguration until our program starts. Tickets are on sale at www.alliancesd.org

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Day of Service with Empowering Spirits Foundation
The Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave, 92114
10:30 am - 12 noon
In collaboration with volunteers from The Jacobs Center for Innovation, the United African American Ministerial Action Council (UAAMAC), the Department of Defense Federal Globe, the Imperial Court of San Diego, and the National Women Veterans Association of America will work side-by-side to restore Cholas Creek. The event is designed to allow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of the community to work alongside members of the faith-based community and communities of color in an attempt to build bridges between various groups and promote understanding. All materials for the clean-up will be provided.
https://www.facebook.com/events/310833252361108/

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This email was compiled by Mariah.
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105
office: 619-263-9301 / www.prcsd.org
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) # 95-3594247

Contacts: General PRC -- info@prcsd.org (no longer using: prcsandiego[at]igc.org)
Mariah Gayler, Executive Director -- mariah@prcsd.org
Carol Jahnkow, Director Emerita & Special Projects -- carolj@prcsd.org
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