Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr In San Diego

Nearly 54 years since his death, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s peaceful work to ensure equal rights for all seems just as important today as ever.

Unfortunately, this damn pandemic has resulted in most of the events honoring him being called off yet again, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be celebrated!

The Jackie Robinson YMCA held the Dr. Marting Luther King Jr Human Dignity Award Event virtually on Thursday the 13th, honoring San Diegans who exemplify Dr. King’s work and character.

This year’s winners are health care advocate Dr. Suzanne Afflalo and real estate pioneer Theophilus Logan.

Alliance San Diego will also hold their 24th Annual All Peoples Celebration virtually on Monday the 17th from 10-11am. This year’s theme is ‘Love + Power’, drawing from this quote from Dr. King:

“What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive and that love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Finally, the North County NAACP Chapter will still be holding their Community Prayer Breakfast in person in Oceanside on the 17th from 9 to 11am, with an option to attend virtually as well.

Thank you to all who continue to carry Dr. King’s message and legacy forward!