“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.
The 34th All Peoples Celebration will take place virtually on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 10AM - 11AM
For media inquiries, please contact Kendall Wilson at [email protected]
IMPORTANT NOTICE (EVENT UPDATE):
Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 and the Omicron Variant, it is with a heavy heart that we will be pivoting to a fully virtual 34th All Peoples Celebration. Although we are disappointed that we won’t be able to celebrate in person, this shift is necessary for Alliance San Diego to do our part in keeping the community safe and healthy. We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work to advocate for the health and safety of our community members. We look forward to seeing you virtually at the 34th Annual All Peoples Celebration!
Alliance San Diego is excited to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event will be held virtually with a live, dynamic program. We are ready to welcome our beloved community back for amazing performances and a powerful keynote from disabled rights activist Rebecca Cokley. Registration is closed.
Registration CLOSED on Sunday, January 16 at 6PM.
The last year and a half brought unexpected storms and stress. But we lived up to last year’s theme, PERSIST, by redirecting our efforts, leveraging technology, and rebounding stronger and wiser than before. We learned the true importance of having a work-life balance. We saw with greater clarity how climate, economic and racial justice, housing, and health are all intertwined.
Our communities continue to carve out a path in a world still plagued by COVID-19 while actively confronting oppression, pushing back against corruption, and taking on difficult challenges to our democracy such as income inequality and voter suppression. Now, more than ever, we must channel the love and empathy we have felt for those touched by the pandemic into a practical and powerful recipe for systemic change. We cannot go back to normal. We have to be better.
We can fight to gain the power to make change while invoking the force of love. If we are to transform and heal our world, we will need both. Dr. King reminds us that:
“...power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
This Year's Theme: Love + Power
This year we are adopting a love plus power approach. Love+Power recognizes that love and power complement each other. Love+Power promises to activate our people power; the love-powered energy that can neutralize discrimination, hatred, and inequality. Love+Power is an algorithm that can generate infinite possibilities.
While there are many that seek to sow seeds of division and hatred and to disempower others, they are not the majority. We are. We can choose communion and emphatically reject chaos. Love is not weakness; it is strength. Power is not evil; it is merely the ability to act. Love+Power gives us the tools we need to take charge of our future. Where do we go from here? We go beyond our struggles when we ascend in love and proceed with power.
To watch a recording of last year's 33rd Annual All Peoples Celebration, click here.
ABOUT OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Rebecca Cokley is the Program Officer at the Office of the President. Learn more about Rebecca here.
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