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YMCA of San Diego County
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Human Dignity Award Breakfast
Friday, January 13, 2017
6:00-9:00AM

Hosted by the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
Town & Country Resort
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108.

6:00am- Registration/Breakfast
7:00-9:00am - Program Award


ABOUT THE human dignity AWARD

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Human Dignity Award is given each year to a person or persons 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.

The 2017 Human Dignity Awardees


Featured Keynote Speaker

Robert K. Ross, M.D. President and Chief Executive Officer of The California Endowment, a health foundation established in 1996 to address the health needs of Californians. Prior to his appointment in July 2000, Dr. Ross served as director of the Health and Human Services Agency for the County of San Diego from 1993 to 2000, and Commissioner of Public Health for the City of Philadelphia from 1990 to 1993. During his tenure at The California Endowment, the foundation has focused on the health needs of underserved Californians by championing the cause of health coverage for all children, reducing childhood obesity, strengthening the capacity of community health centers, improving health services for farm worker and ex-offender populations, and strengthening the pipeline for bringing racial equity and removing disproportional conditions everywhere.

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robert k. ross, m.d.

GO HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROBERT K. ROSS, M.D.


Human Dignity Award Breakfast History since 1986!


On 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 breakfast.

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.

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"Living the Dream" Pledge"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.

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