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By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

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Jan. 11, 2022 (San Diego) -- While some Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, have been cancelled---such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at the Recreation Center--there are other options, such as the virtual  “I Have a Dream” run including 1 mile(M), 5 kilometers(K), 10K, 13.1M, and 26.2M options.

 To participate from home will save you $2. Visit:  for complete information.

Other choices include:

  • Attend a celebration, in person, at the WorldBeat Cultural Center which will be hosting Martin Luther King Day from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The celebration includes Pato Banton & The Now Generation plus many other performers and speakers. The center is located near Balboa Park at 2100 Park Boulevard in San Diego. Visit: or for more information.
  • Hands on San Diego hosts community service events countywide. Visit: for further information.
  • A MLK Community Day of Service will be held in Escondido. From 9:00 a.m. – to 12-noon on Jan. 15. Volunteers will participate to remove green waste and litter from a community trail. Meet at Washington Park at 501 N. Rose Street. Visit: for further information.

Due to rising number of COVID-19 cases  The Alliance San Diego’s The 34th All Peoples Celebration will be held virtually from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Visit: for more information.

The 9th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon on the USS Midway Museum, to be held Jan. 14, has been cancelled.

Due to a surge in COVID-19 check any scheduled event in case it might be cancelled or switched to a virtual format.

If you choose to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by watching celebrations on TV, check your local stations and cable shows for further information.


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