The 36th Annual All Peoples Celebration will take place on Monday, January 15th, 2024 at the Balboa Park Activity Center
View the program booklet for the 36th All Peoples Celebration here.
“Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.”
At times we see the moral arc of the universe bending towards justice and we rejoice, but we often face the stubbornness of injustice and we feel hopelessly stuck. In those moments, when we’re unsure of what action to take or how to overcome those unyielding problems, we can draw inspiration from Dr. King, and start by claiming DIGNITY. That is how Alliance San Diego is moving forward, building community power to create a more inclusive democracy, where everyone can exercise the entirety of their human rights. We invite you to join us on this path that defends human rights and claims our dignity.
We uphold the universal truth that each person is born with inherent dignity. This means that dignity is neither earned or granted, it is present at our first breath. Movements for change are fighting for recognition of our dignity and the ability to exercise our human rights. This is more than civil rights, even more than constitutional rights, this is a fight for our humanity, in its totality. In King’s “I Have a Dream” speech he stated that we need to lift ourselves from the “quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.” We agree. In a few powerful words, Dr. King captures the energy and call to action of this event. Alliance San Diego invites you to practice an intentional exchange of humanity; to make a commitment to begin every conversation for change with DIGNITY, with friends and foes alike.
Everyone has an important role to play in honoring each other’s dignity. For government officials, that role is to adopt policies that recognize and protect our human rights at every level of democracy. For those of us outside of government, our role is to elevate and claim that dignity until there are no more exceptions, exclusions, or excuses. Only then, do we step closer to the Beloved Community envisioned by Dr. King and closer to a world where human rights are unequivocally acknowledged. We are in a moment; join us in illuminating the future; a future that honors the dignity in all of us.
ABOUT OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Alisa Warren serves as President of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA), a professional association of state and local human rights government agencies serving nearly 250 million people. She is the Executive Director of the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, a state agency working to prevent and eliminate discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Learn more about Dr. Warren here.
To become a sponsor, please contact Miesha Rice at [email protected].
Thank you to our 2024 sponsors: