American Dream Rally – Celebrating 50 Years Since “I Have a Dream” Speech

Dream RallyAugust 28 marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington where he delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech – a watershed moment in our nation’s history.  50 years later, what is the significance of the American Dream?

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, August 28, 2013  at the Jacobs Center to rally and celebrate Economic Empowerment, Civil Rights and the American Dream.  We believe you would be an important partner in our August 28th celebration and look forward to seeing you there!

The American Dream Rally will feature a rotation of 6 speakers. Our confirmed speakers currently include Entreprenuer Roberto Monaco and Community Leader Alex Montoya.

Each speaker will be given the floor for a total of no more than 5 minutes to expound on the American Dream, Civil Rights or Economic Empowerment. Have you heard of TED Talks? This will follow a similar format.

All proceeds in excess of cost will go directly to benefit Reality Changers – specifically for a “Dreamer Scholarship.” This is a zero profit event.

After the rotation of speakers, the rally celebration will conclude with networking, connecting and mixing.

Your voice is important in this historic rally celebration. Join us and do good in advancing the American Dream, Civil Rights and Economic Empowerment.

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Events

Celebration and Sportsfest
The 3rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Reunion Celebration and Sportsfest is slated for Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MLK Park, 6401 Skyline Drive. The day includes basketball, football and tennis activities as well as a kids zone with games and activities, musical performances by bands and choirs, and free health and social services information booths. For more information on volunteering or participating, please contact Casper Zamudio at: (619) 527-3415.

Annual MLK Breakfast
Mark your calendar for the 18th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast being held at 7 a.m. on Monday, January 21 at the Jacobs Center, 404 S. Euclid. Tickets are now on sale for the breakfast presented by UAAMAC with special guest Joanne Bland. For more information, call: (619) 264-1213.

Live the Dream
YMCA of San Diego County will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast featuring guest speaker Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. on Friday, Jan. 18 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at the Town & Country Hotel. For information and tickets, call: (619) 264-0144 or online:

A Night with the King
Hear and experience live re-enactments of four of Dr. Martin Luther King’s greatest speeches at a “Night with the King” presented by Our Living Heritage on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. at the Educational Cultural Complex, 4343 Ocean View Blvd. For tickets and more information, contact: (619) 277-6228 or visit online:

MLK Day Parade
The 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Day Parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 along Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. Coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest Black fraternity in the U.S., the parade will include floats, high school bands, drill teams, colleges, fraternities, churches and other youth and community organizations. For more information or to participate, please contact Bob Matthews at: (619) 264-0542.