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 keynote speaker; Kathleen Cleaver. Kathleen’s father was a sociology professor at Wiley College and her mother held a degree in Mathematics. With her father's work, the family spent many of her early years abroad in Liberia, the Philippines, and Sierra Leone. Cleaver completed high school at the Georgia School in Philadelphia in 1963. Cleaver dropped out of Barnard College in 1966 when she was a sophomore to work full-time with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, where she served in the Campus Program. From 1967 to 1971, Cleaver was the communications secretary of the Black Panther Party, the first woman member of their Central Committee.
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
My Life Matters: Empowering Youth for Change Youth Event! Presentation of a series of workshops from Robotics and engineering to Dance and Hip Hop Music, workshops will be designed to encourage youth and parents to think in terms of career paths as well as community engagement. Attendance to morning workshops is mandatory for admission to an afternoon of fun contests and a surprise nationally known recording artist!! Parent workshops will be available. College and Tech school recruiters will be on site. For information contact the MLK Youth Event Committee at 210.461.1709. Please register and return this form to: MLK Youth Summit. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Free and open to the public.
San Antonio Northwest Civic and Social Club 23nd 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, as a partner of San Antonio Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, invites the community to the 23nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Celebration honoring the life, struggles and accomplishments of Dr. King. Donation is $30 for a full course meal, keynote speaker, entertainment and a dance. Dress is semi-formal/formal. The event will feature a prominent guest speaker: Reverend Allen L. Ford, Pastor of Grace First Baptist Church, in San Antonio, Texas. Tickets must be purchased five days before the event. No tickets will be sold at the door. Contact Mr. Alexander Harris, 210.364.9066 for tickets and base access.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
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; Renee Watson, Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Department of Bexar County. Free and open to the public.
Citywide Interfaith Worship Service
4:00 p.m. • San Fernando Cathedral • 115 Main Plaza
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; Cary Clack, metro columnist of the San Antonio Express News.
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. Keynote Speaker Dr. Free and open to the public. Keynote speaker; Dr. Mateen Diop, educator, author, publisher, activist and currently the Principal of Sam Houston High School
Martin Luther King, Jr. March 50th National 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 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 2017, approximately 250,000 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.
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. Keynote Speaker; Roland Martin, journalist, syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, and author. He is a commentator for TV One and the host of News One Now, one-hour weekday morning news. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
5th Annual DREAM MAJOR© Gala
7:00 p.m. • Hilton Garden Inn • 8101 Pat Booker Road • Live Oak, TX 78233
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 a dynamic keynote speaker, live entertainment, silent auction, and more. Please join us for an enjoyable evening as we raise funds to present scholarships to San Antonio area youth. For more information or tickets, visit Dream MAJOR or call 210.792.4146.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
MLK Job Fair at the Eastside Education & Training Center
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 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 31st from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Have the opportunity to save time and meet with over 20 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.