All posts tagged: Martin Luther King

Jan 19 – Join Toni Atkins for a Day of Service in Honor of Dr. King

This weekend, many of us will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on January 15 with a holiday from school or work. Dr. King dedicated his life to equality for all and in 1964 received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality in our nation through the techniques of nonviolence and civil disobedience. He is an American hero whose life was cut short by an assassin’s bullet on April 4, 1968. Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities through a day of service. This year, I will be joining with volunteers from the Human Rights Campaign to help assemble care bags for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender homeless youth served by San Diego Youth Services. Estimates are that at least 40% of the homeless young people on our streets are LGBT and they urgently need basic items to help them survive. …

August 15-16 Medea Benjamin in San Diego

Thursday, August 15, & Friday, August 16 Save the dates! Medea Benjamin, renowned peace activist, author, and world-class troublemaker, will be in San Diego, August 15-16, 2013. On Thursday August 15, from 4-6pm, join with Medea and the San Diego Veterans for Peace for the one year anniversary of anti-drone protests at General Atomics in Poway. Meet at Scripps Poway Parkway and Stowe Drive, Poway. On Friday, August 16, at 7pm, Medea will be providing updates on her recent Yemen trip (including drones and Guantanamo), explaining the changes in US policy in recent months, talking about plans for the upcoming DC Drones Summit, and also describing recent developments at the UN regarding drones. The forum will be held at the Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105.  Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Medea Benjamin is a co-founder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years. Described as “one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, …