January 9, 2009

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Calendar of Events

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event Planned at Naval Air Station North Island, Jan. 15

NAS North Island, CA — The Fleet Readiness Center Southwest Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee will sponsor a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration and musical gala, on Thursday, January 15, from 10:20 to 11:30 a.m., in the Naval Air Station North Island Base Theatre.

A unity walk, from the north parking lot of the Sea and Air Bowling Center to the Theatre Main Entrance (1½ blocks) will precede the service at 10:15 a.m.

The guest speaker for the commemoration is Naval Air Systems Command senior Logistics Manager Ms. Rhonda Hunt Phillips, a national speaker and published author who is an active board member of numerous community-based organizations including the San Diego Economic Development Task Force, San Diego Jackie Robinson YMCA, Southeast Counseling and Consulting Services Inc., Regional Occupational Program Student to Careers and Student to Teachers, and the California League of Women Voters.

Performers for the musical gala portion of the event include: The Martin Luther King Choir, Tanika Wyatt, and the Brothers of Praise.

The event is open to all military, dependents, and workers with authorized base access.

WorldBeat Cultural Center presents the 20th Annual Martin Luther King Day

Feat: Yami Bolo from Jamaica & More
Date: Saturday January 19th, 2009
Time: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Venue: WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd. San Diego, 92101, Balboa Park
More Info: 619-230-1190
Presenter Website: www.worldbeatcenter.org

20th Annual Martin Luther King Day will focus on Dr. King’s message of Family, Unity and Non-violence.

This legacy creates a unique, harmonious place for cultural sharing. It creates a safe place for deeper cultural listening and unity.

On January 19th, 2009 WorldBeat Center’s resident artist and companies teach ongoing classes for adults and children in cultural drumming and dance; WBC African Dancer & Drummer; Taiko; Egyptian; Brazilian Dancer and Percussionists by Super Sonic Samba; Capoeira; Gospel and Hip Hop.

This year WorldBeat Center proudly hosts Yami Bolo, conscious roots reggae ambassador. Yami took the music seriously since then he has developed himself as a singer, songwriter, musician and music producer. His vocal sound is similar to that of Don Carlos, Junior Reid and Michael Rose.

Yami Bolo’s magical voice speaks directly to the heart, his singing style has been passionately compared to “a cry out in the wilderness” inspiring strength, joy and hope.

WorldBeat Center also hosts hip hop icon X Clan, pioneers against the grain of negative lyrics and ego tripping poetics. X Clan stayed focused in it’s mission of freedom and upliftment in the face of racial tension and indigenous genocide. Brother J and the X Clan will continue the tradition of displaying ancestral wisdom, culture, and signature lyrical style that appeals to all generations of Hip-Hop.

Martin Luther King Day represents all musical genres.

San Diego Museum of Man Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Day is Mon., Jan. 19 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Balboa Park

The San Diego Museum of Man, the museum that teaches people about people, will celebrate the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with an event for local families. The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Day is Monday, Jan. 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Balboa Park. For reduced admission ($5 for adults, $1 for children) families can enjoy free exhibition tours, workshop activities, refreshments, and cultural performances such as Native American storytelling, musical performances, and cultural dance.

This year, the San Diego Museum of Man celebrates world-renowned naturalist Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday with evolution-themed activities and live animal demonstrations by the San Diego Herpetological Society.

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