San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
Calendar of Events

Contact

By Mail

City of San Antonio MLK Commission
Attn: Mike Etienne, Ph.D.
Office of EastPoint
P O Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas 78283
210.207.6502

By Phone

City Hall 210.207.7084
Council District 2 Office 210.207.0950

By E-Mail

MLK, Jr. CommissionEmail the MLK Commission

Media Contact

Celeste BrownEmail
210.207.0950

Commission Meeting Dates

MLK Full Commission Meetings take place on the second Monday of every month.

MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017

Full Commission Meeting
6:00 p.m. • Barbara Jordan Center • 2803 E. Commerce, 78203

MONDAY, AUGUST14, 2017

Full Commission Meeting
6:00 p.m. • Municipal Plaza Room B • 114 W. Commerce, 78205

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Full Commission Meeting
6:00 p.m. • Eastside Education & Training Center (EETC) • 4551 Dietrich Rd. San Antonio, TX 78219

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017

Full Commission Meeting
6:00 p.m. • Barbara Jordan Center • 2803 E. Commerce, 78203

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Full Commission Meeting
6:00 p.m. • Barbara Jordan Center • 2803 E. Commerce, 78203

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017

Full Commission Meeting
6:00 p.m. • Barbara Jordan Center • 2803 E. Commerce, 78203

 

Schedule of Events - 2018 Calendar

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

MLK, Jr. Commission Artwork Contest
Online Entry • https://www.sanantonio.gov/MLK/ArtContest
For the 2018 commemoration, the MLK, Jr. Commission is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Citywide Art Contest for Official Artwork. The selected artwork will be used as the visual representation of one of five key words used to inspire young artists to create a work that they feel represents one of these key words as related to the world we live in! The words are EQUITY, LOVE, DIVERSITY, UNITY, and SOCIAL JUSTICE. The final artwork selected will be used for promotional materials for the 2018 Commemoration. The contest will be open to Bexar County residents, with a specific emphasis on student artists. Deadline for Submissions: Friday, OCTOBER 20, 2017 (4 p.m. Central Time). GRAND PRIZE: The selected artist will receive public recognition as the creator of the official 2018 San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission artwork and an All-Access Pass for two people to all Official 2018 MLK, Jr. Commission events. A plaque will also be given and the piece will hang in the Carver Art Gallery as a part of the official art display.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

MLK, JR. Commission Paint-A-Thon
8:00 am.-1:00 p.m. • To Volunteer, please contact: Melissa Escamilla, City of San Antonio, 210.207.8178 or email form
The 2017 MLK Jr. Commission Paint-A-Thon is a unique community partnership designed to paint the exterior of homes owned and occupied by persons with limited financial resources along the MLK March route on MLK Blvd in San Antonio, Texas. The MLK Paint-A-Thon is scheduled for December 15, 2017 from 8am-12pm.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018

MLK Commemorative Lecture Series
7:30 p.m. • Trinity University - Laurie Auditorium • One Trinity Place
Trinity University will honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a public lecture and participation in the San Antonio march commemorating the civil rights leader. The Commemorative Lecture will feature a keynote speaker. (Coming Soon)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018

My City, Our Community Youth Summit
9:00 a.m. • St. Philip's College Watson Fine Arts Center • 1801 Martin Luther King Drive
Youth will have a unique opportunity to take part in a one-day summit featuring dynamic guest speakers and interactive sessions designed to provoke thought and discussion. Complimentary lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Kevin Shandy at 210.818.3967. Free and open to the public.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018

Wreath-Laying Ceremony
2:00 p.m. • Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza • Intersection of E. Houston and N. New Braunfels
The San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission invites the community to the commission's annual Wreath-laying Ceremony honoring the life, struggles and accomplishments of Dr. King. Businesses and organizations will lay wreaths at the MLK, Jr. statue in commemoration. Free and open to the public.

Citywide Interfaith Worship Service
4:00 p.m. • San Fernando Cathedral • 115 Main Plaza
The 30th Annual Citywide Interfaith Worship Service, presented by the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, will feature several invited guest speakers who will present on various topics of faith and the legacy of Dr. King. Free and open to the public.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018

Early Morning Worship Program
8:00 a.m. • MLK Academy • 3501 Martin Luther King Dr.
The community is invited to enjoy a positive and uplifting experience during the Early Morning Worship Program. Presented by the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, the event features contemporary and traditional musical artists, inspirational and motivational dances and spoken word performances. Free and open to the public.

Commemorative Program
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Pittman-Sullivan Park • 1101 Iowa
The San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission's Commemorative program is one of the highlights of the annual commemoration honoring Dr. King. The presentation of the Baha'i Unity of Humanity Award and the Rev. R.A. Callies Courage Award are also part of the program's highlights. Free and open to the public.

Martin Luther King, Jr. March 30th Anniversary March
10:00 a.m. • Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy • 3501 Martin Luther King Drive
The annual march, organized and presented by the San Antonio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and the City of San Antonio, begins at the MLK, Jr. Academy and ends at Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa. The nearly 3-mile route down Martin Luther King Drive takes participants through San Antonio's historic East Side in remembrance of Dr. King. In 2016, approximately 300,000 people participated in the march as part of an unforgettable experience that has become one of San Antonio's signature events. For route information or VIA Park & Ride details, visit sanantonio.gov/mlk.

 

MLK SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION

Each year, as part of its celebration and focus on youth and education, the MLK, Jr. Commission administers a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program. These scholarships help to fund a portion of the college tuition of several deserving students, regardless of race or ethnicity. Each year, the MLK, Jr. Commission gives thousands of dollars in scholarships, thanks to the support of its many partners. This ceremony will be held in Spring 2018.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4 p.m. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
For more information visit: https://www.sanantonio.gov/MLK/MLKScholarship