JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION!
32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Human Dignity Award Breakfast
Friday, January 13th, 2017
Presented by the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
Located at the Town & Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108.
ABOUT THE AWARD
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Human Dignity Award is given each year to a person who most exemplifies the work and character of its namesake Dr. King. Throughout history, we know that Dr. King will be forever attached to the civil rights movement, but those who study the life and legacy of this American icon know that he was much more.
November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a
federal holiday to honor Dr. King. In January 1986, as our nation
officially observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the first time, the
Jackie Robinson Family YMCA hosted our first YMCA of San Diego County
January 17, 2000 was the first time Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially observed in all fifty US states. In 2011, a memorial honoring Dr. King was completed and dedicated in October at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., by the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. The official address of the monument, 1964 Independence Avenue, S.W., commemorates the year the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law.
The YMCA celebrates a long connection with Dr. King’s life. During the civil rights movement, meetings were held at YMCA’s.
RELATED QUICK LINKS
- Photographs by Rochelle Porter and JoAnn Fields
- Human Dignity Award at MLK Breakfast 2016 by John Gibbins/San Diego Union-Tribune
- Watch ABC10 in the Community with Bill Griffith
- Listen to KOGO News Radio 600 Community Connections with Mark Evans
- Meet the 2014 Human Dignity Award Honoree
- King Breakfast Honors 94-Year-Old Activist
- Community Volunteer Honored, MLK Remembered in Annual Breakfast
- Human Dignity Award Breakfast Photos
- King Day Parade Photos
- King Day Parade - JRYMCA Thunder Squad Drumline Photos
2017 MLK Breakfast!
Want to participate in 2017? Submit below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Youth Poetry & Art Tribute
Each year the Annual Youth Poetry, Art, and Essay Contest, open to all San Diego area students, is sponsored by Well Fargo. Entries arrive from all over San Diego County, displaying enormous amounts of creativity and enthusiasm. Evaluated by the criteria of originality, relevance to theme, and presentation, two winners are chosen in each age division.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CONTEST DETAILS!
PREVIOUS Year's highlights
"Living the Dream" Pledge
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work, I pledge to do
everything that I can to make America and the world a place where
equality and justice, and freedom and peace, will grow and flourish.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I commit myself to Living the Dream by loving, not hating, showing understanding, not anger, making peace, not war, and helping freedom exist for all people everywhere in the world.
Volunteer at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA or learn more about how you can serve others where you live, work or pray.