Presented by the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015
Town & Country Resort, Atlas Ballroom
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
Join us as we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy for the thirtieth year by honoring those striving to make a positive impact in our communities.
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.
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.
“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.