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

Contact

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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

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City Hall 210.207.7084
Council District 2 Office 210.207.0950

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210.867.7292

Download: MLK, Jr. Calendar of Events (PDF)Scheduled Commission Meetings (PDF)

Commission Meeting Dates

mONDAY, mARCH 6, 2017

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

Monday, February 8, 2016

Full Commission Meeting
6:00 p.m. • City Hall (Media Briefing Center) • 100 Military Plaza, 78205


Schedule of Events

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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 Dr. Marc Lamont Hill as the keynote speaker.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Alpha Educational Foundation Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. • DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Airport • 37 NE Loop 410
The Delta Rho Lambda Chapter’s Alpha Educational Fund of SA, Inc. of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast. The event will feature a keynote presentation by Bexar County Commissioner, Tommy Calvert Pct. 4. For more information or ticket prices, visit deltarholambda.com or call 210-508-7324.

Northwest Civic and Social Club 22nd Annual MLK, Jr. Birthday Celebration
6:00 p.m. • Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Gateway Club • 2150 Kenly Drive
The San Antonio Northwest Civic and Social Club, a partner of San Antonio Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, invites the community to the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Celebration honoring the life, struggles and accomplishments of Dr. King. The celebration will include keynote speaker Colette Pierce Burnette, President of Huston - Tillotson University. A suggested donation of $30 includes a full course meal, entertainment, and more. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets must be purchased five days before the event.

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. Presented by the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, the summit also will also feature keynote speakers Marques Roberts and Shawn Blanchard with special guest DJ Ultrasonic. Complimentary lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Kevin Shandy at 210-818-3967. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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. The event also will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. John Carlos, U.S. Olympic Medalist and Humanitarian. Free and open to the public.

Citywide Interfaith Worship Service
4:00 p.m. • New Creation Fellowship Church • 8700 Fourwinds Drive - Windcrest 
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. Keynote speaker Woodie W. White, United Methodist Church. Free and open to the public.

MLK 5K
8:00 a.m. Registration • 9:00 a.m. Race • MLK Park • 3503 Martin Luther King Dr
The Young Men’s Leadership Academy invites you to become a sponsor for our Inaugural Annual MLK 5k Run. This student-organized event, officially sanctioned by the San Antonio MLK Commission. The Student Race Committee has been hard at work creating school banners, murals, social media promotions, flyers, medals, and much more. They are becoming actively involved with the community while using their classroom skills to complete this project.

MLK Jazz Classic
7:30 p.m. •  Lila Cockrell Theater • 200 E. Market St. San Antonio
Featuring Jazz Guitarist, Jonathan Butler with special guest saxophone player, Najee.

Fourth Annual Gospel Choir Extravaganza
6:00 p.m. •  True Vision Church • 2826 Ackerman Rd.
The Gospel Choir Extravaganza, in partnership with the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, features various choirs competing for cash and prizes. The event features guest artist Isaac Carree, and proceeds benefit MLK, Jr. Commission Scholarship. Advance tickets - $15, at the door - $20. To purchase tickets and for more information, gospelcompete.com or 210-730-1555.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's Dr. Charles R. Drew Blood & Bone Marrow Registration
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Pittman-Sullivan Park • 1101 Iowa
The Psi Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center would like to personally invite you to donate blood again this year, which will benefit three other recipients with your one pint blood donation. Our mobile donor bus will be on Iowa Street at Pittman-Sullivan Park. Please stop by and give the gift of life and encourage a friend to come with you! All you need is a picture ID. For further information contact Mr. Eddie Chew, 210 725-6506, or Mr. K.D. Singleton, 210 363-7084. Thank you for making a difference in our community.

Literacy Caravan
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Pittman-Sullivan Park • 1101 Iowa
The San Antonio Library Foundation, in partnership with the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, will host this mobile classroom van on-site at the Commemorative Program to provide educational resources for the community. For more information on the literacy caravan, visit saplf.org. Free and open to the public.

Voter Registration
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Pittman-Sullivan Park • 1101 Iowa
The Neighborhoods First Alliance, in partnership with the San Antonio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, will provide a voter registration area during the Commemorative Program for residents to register to vote and attain voting information. Free and open to the public.

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.

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.

Commemorative Program
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 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 program will feature a keynote address by award-winning artist, activist, and speaker, David Banner, gospel artist Keith Pringles and a performance by rising R&B artist Jidenna. 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.

WedneSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017

Eastside Education & Training Center - MLK Job Fair
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • 4551 Dietrich Rd.
Looking for a job or a career change? Join us at the recently inaugurated Eastside Education & Training Center (EETC) located in the City’s Eastside on Wednesday, January 18th at 1:00 p.m. for the MLK Job Fair. Have the opportunity to save time and meet with over 30 employers of the metropolitan area including small and large businesses. There will be on-the-spot job interviews and hiring along with a speedy entry and registration. All skill levels are welcome.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pictorial History Art Exhibit Reception & Film
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. • Carver Cultural Center Gallery • 226 N Hackberry
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. / Film presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.
The photographs that have been compiled have been gifted to the City of San Antonio's MLK Commission by people who are leaders in their fields and have been leaders and members of this community since the inception of the march by Rev. Callies prior to 1987 when the City of San Antonio chose to lend its hand to those efforts. San Antonio photographer Allee Wallace has chronicled the events of this community for more than 50 years! Community leaders have also submitted photos that added substance to the presentation with epic photos of historic leaders like Claude Black, Henry Cisneros, Lila Cockrill, Rosa Parks and more, since 1985. Film Presentation to follow: Sankofa by Haile Gerima

Friday, January 20, 2017

DREAM MAJOR© Gala
7:00 p.m. • Omni Hotel San Antonio at the Colonnade • 9821 Colonnade Blvd
Pi Theta Lambda Educational Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agent for community benefit administered by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Pi Theta Lambda Chapter. This formal event, sanctioned by the City of San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, will feature dynamic keynote speaker Kevin O. Cokley, PhD., an esteemed Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.