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Schedule of Events - 2019 Calendar

January 2019

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019

Youth Summit
St. Philip’s College
A one-day summit featuring dynamic guest speakers and interactive sessions designed to provoke thought and discussion. Free and open to the public. 2019 Youth Summit information and registration forms coming soon. For more updates, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mlkyouth
Event Contact: Whitney Oliver, 210.461.1709

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019

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, City Officials, and organizations will lay wreaths at the MLK, Jr. statue in commemoration.
Keynote Speaker: To be announced.
Event Contact: Harold Moore, 210.290.3212

Citywide Interfaith Worship Service
4:00 p.m. • Second Baptist Church • 3310 E. Commerce Street
The 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.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Mateen Diop, educator, author, publisher, activist, and current principal of Sam Houston High School.
Event Contact: Dr. John Abdo, 210.396.6800

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019

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.
Keynote Speaker: To be announced.
Event Contact: Bishop Rosa Wilson, 210.326.7738

Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 MLK 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 Eastside in remembrance of Dr. King. In 2018, approximately 300,000 people participated in the march as part of an unforgettable experience that has become one of San Antonio's signature events.
Event Contact: Nathaniel Davis, 210.391.9086

Commemorative Program
11:30 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 program will feature the City of San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other national, state, and county officials. 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.
Keynote Speaker: To be announced.
Event Contact: Mia Morris, 210.325.6878

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019

Trinity University 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. Free and open to the public.
Keynote Speaker: To be announced.
Event Contact: Alli Roman, 210.999.8055

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

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

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018

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

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018

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

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018

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

MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019

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

MLK SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

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. 

Sponsored by the City of San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

For more information visit: MLK Scholarship.