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All Peoples Celebration 2016

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy




“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


On Monday, January 18th, Alliance San Diego invites you to the 28th All Peoples Celebration to honor the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will bring together people from across San Diego to elevate Dr. King’s vision of a world where all people are treated with dignity and respect, a sentiment that has been in short supply.

At the All Peoples Celebration, we will honor Dr. King for leading a movement for legal equality that culminated in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. We will also elevate the larger lesson of his life, which is the role we all play every day in creating and preserving what Dr. King called the Beloved Community. This is not a mythical community. It is a community within reach, where revenge and retaliation give way to redemption and reconciliation, and where all of us are valued and all of us treat one another, friends and enemies alike, with goodwill.

In this spirit, the theme of this year’s All Peoples Celebration is “I Am San Diego.” It is a statement of inclusion: we are all an equally valuable part of this Beloved Community. It is also a statement of responsibility: we all have a role to play in ensuring that all people are treated with dignity and respect.


The program will feature Emmy-award winning investigative journalist John Carlos Frey as our keynote speaker. Mr. Frey is a native of the San Diego / Tijuana region, whose cutting-edge work on human rights issues in the border region has earned him wide acclaim. He will be joined in the program by our community speaker, San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance Carroll, who is a champion of educational equity. Both speakers embody the principles of inclusion and responsibility as proud San Diegans.


Thank you to the 2016 All Peoples Celebration Event Sponsors:



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Thank you to Alliance San Diego’s Organizational Sponsors: