Martin Luther King, III, Commemorates 55th Anniversary of his Father’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech With a Call to Conscience at the Border

The civil rights leader will call on the nation to fulfill the promise of his father’s Dream as families continue to be separated at and near the border

SAN DIEGO, CA --  Martin Luther King, III, the son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will deliver a historic speech in the southern border city of San Diego, CA on August 28th to denounce the dehumanizing treatment of immigrants and their families, especially in the border region.

With the border wall as a backdrop, Mr. King will appeal to the nation’s collective conscience to rise up and live out the true meaning of his father’s Dream that all people are created equal and should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their legal status.

The event will take place on the 55th anniversary of his father’s seminal “I Have a Dream” speech in which he spoke of a dream where all children “will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.”

He will be joined by his wife Arndrea Waters King and their ten-year-old daughter, Yolanda Renee, along with a wide range of political, civic, and human rights leaders.

NOTE: THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT. MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA NEED TO REGISTER BY MONDAY, AUGUST 27 AT 12 P.M. PST / 3 P.M. EST TO SECURE A PLACE.

DETAILS

What: Martin Luther King, III, Commemorates 55th Anniversary of his Father’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech With a Call to Conscience at the Border

WhereBorder State Field Park, 1500 Monument Road San Diego, CA 92154

When: Tuesday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

How to register: Register by sending an email to yesenia@alliancesd.org. You will receive specific instructions around recommended arrival time and vehicle access to the park

The speech will be live streamed on https://www.facebook.com/AllianceSD/  

Agenda:

  • 10:45 a.m. - King family leads procession from beach to the top of the mesa
  • 11:00 a.m. - Mr. King delivers speech with the border wall as a background
  • 11:30 a.m. - King family walks to the border wall to speak with families on Mexican side
  • 12:00 p.m. - Mr. King walks away from wall and is available for pre-arranged interviews
  • 1:00 p.m. - Mr. King leaves the area


About Alliance San Diego

Alliance San Diego is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) community empowerment organization working to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice. Our mission is to provide a means for diverse individuals and organizations to share information, collaborate on issues and mobilize for change in the pursuit of social justice, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. We pursue this mission through targeted civic engagement programs and strategic coalitions that focus on specific issues and policy reforms.

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