Because only together we can make a difference
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee
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OUR 2023 THEME
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is "What are you doing for others?” - Montgomery, Alabama 1957
The mission of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara is to foster positive relationships between the many diverse groups in the Santa Barbara Community and the surrounding areas; to sponsor programs and events which exemplify the teachings of Dr. King; and to observe and celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
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Our committee is dedicated to bringing awareness to the Santa Barbara community
The King Federal Holiday Commission in planning the first celebration in 1986, saw the holiday as “a day for love, not hate; for understanding, not anger; for peace, not war. “ The Commission further declared that it would be a “day when people of all races, religions, classes and stations in life put aside their differences and join in a spirit of togetherness.
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MLK Day Legacy of Service
"Our lives end the day we keep silent about things that matter”