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

Public Meetings

General meetings of the full MLK Commission take place at 6:00 p.m. every second Monday at the Claude Black Community Center, unless otherwise noted.

View the meeting agenda here.

MonDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

6:00 p.m. • Claude Black Community Center
2805 E. Commerce St., 78203

MonDAY, October 14, 2019

6:00 p.m. • Claude Black Community Center
2805 E. Commerce St., 78203

Thursday, november 14, 2019

6:00 p.m. • Claude Black Community Center
2805 E. Commerce St., 78203

MondaY, december 9, 2019

6:00 p.m. • Claude Black Community Center
2805 E. Commerce St., 78203

monday, january 13, 2020

6:00 p.m. • Claude Black Community Center
2805 E. Commerce St., 78203

Executive Meetings

MLK Executive Committee Meetings take place on the first Monday of every month,unless otherwise noted. Executive meetings are closed to the public.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

6:00 p.m. • Claude Black Community Center
2805 E. Commerce St., 78203

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019

6:00 p.m. • Claude Black Community Center
2805 E. Commerce St., 78203

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2019

6:00 p.m. • Claude Black Community Center
2805 E. Commerce St., 78203

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019

6:00 p.m. • Claude Black Community Center
2805 E. Commerce St., 78203

MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020

6:00 p.m. • Claude Black Community Center
2805 E. Commerce St., 78203

 

FriDAY, JANUARY 3, 2020

MLK New Year Gospel FestivalMore information coming soon!

saturday-sunday, JANUARY 4-5, 2020

Youth Empowerment SummitMore information coming soon!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020

Heath and Wellness EventMore information coming soon!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

Third Annual MLK Poetry Slam 
7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. • Grace Lutheran Church • 504 Avenue E 

Outspoken Bean, listed as the 2013 9th Wonder in the Individual Word Poetry Slam competition, presents San Antonio’s 3rd Annual MLK Poetry Slam where young gifted poets of the spoken word compete to become known as the best of the best. Young men and women from all across South Texas will be bringing their best talents for the spoken word.Come see and hear the generation that has put away their gadgets to use their words and their emotional IQ’s to tantalize, scandalize, and educate! $20 tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance here.


Literary Empowerment Networking Summit 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Magnolia Gardens • 2030 N. Main                                                                            

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020

Wreath-Laying Ceremony
2:00 p.m. • Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza • Intersection of E. Houston  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: Author, entrepreneur and community activist, Thomas W. Dortch, Jr.

Citywide Interfaith Worship Service
4:30 p.m. • Laurel Heights Methodist Church • 227 W. Woodlawn Ave.
 

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. Addie Lorraine Walker, SSND, PhD

MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020

Pre-March Service
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.
Keynote Speaker: TBA

Commemorative Morning Praise and Worship Service
9:30 a.m. • Pittman-Sullivan Park • 1101 Iowa
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
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 2019, approximately 300,000 people participated in the march as part of an unforgettable experience that has become one of San Antonio's signature events. Free and open to the public. For route information or VIA Park & Ride details, visit sanantonio.gov/mlk.

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: TBA

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020

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. Keynote Speaker: TBA


SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020

Economic Development SummitMore information coming soon!

 

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