Unity March up State Street 2017

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Unity March up State Street 2017

Ceremony at UCSB Eternal Flame

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Ceremony at UCSB Eternal Flame

Commemoration walk to North Hall after Eternal Flame Ceremony

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Commemoration walk to North Hall after Eternal Flame Ceremony

Participants walking to the Eternal Flame Ceremony UCSB

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Participants walking to the Eternal Flame Ceremony UCSB

Rainy day at the MLK Morning Program at De La Guerra Plaza

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Rainy day at the MLK Morning Program at De La Guerra Plaza

Community Lunch at First United Methodist Church

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Community Lunch at First United Methodist Church

Reverand Broderick A. Higgins, St. Paul's Baptist Church, Oxnard - Keynote speaker

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Reverand Broderick A. Higgins, St. Paul's Baptist Church, Oxnard - Keynote speaker

Michael Downey Jr. performance of Dr. Kings, "The Other America" at the Arlington Theater

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Michael Downey Jr. performance of Dr. Kings,

Poetry and Essay winners at the Arlington Theater MLK Day 2017

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Poetry and Essay winners at the Arlington Theater MLK Day 2017

Sojourner Kincaid-Rolle at the Arlington Theater MLK Day

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Sojourner Kincaid-Rolle at the Arlington Theater MLK Day

St. Paul Baptist Church Choir from Oxnard

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St. Paul Baptist Church Choir from Oxnard

World Dancers at De La Guerra Plaza

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World Dancers at De La Guerra Plaza

Our 2018 theme:

“Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”

Freedom of speech.  
Freedom of worship. 
Freedom from want.  
Freedom from fear. 

Mission Statement

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara has as its mission as follows: 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.

MLK Day Legacy of Service

Board of Directors

E. Onja Brown-Lawson, President
Isaac Garrett, 1st Vice President
J. Louis Watkins Pastor, 2nd Vice President
Anita Blume, Treasurer
Toni Schultheis, Secretary
Gary Atkins
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle
Chrissy Gilbert

Advisory Board Members

Jacques Charles
Beverly King
Janice Rorick
Betsy Shelby  
Michael Silverander  
Annell & Earl Stewart
Guy Walker  
Nakia Zavalla   

Articles

MLK SB Brochure 2018

MLK SB Brochure 2018

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Santa Barbara Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Santa Barbara Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

This will be the 10th Annual event sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr Committee of Santa Barbara, and co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, First United Methodist Church, The Fund for Santa Barbara.

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Visions of Hope Presents

The 8th Annual Black History Month
Worship and Celebration Service
NEW DATE: Sunday, February 25, 2018

When Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties faced tragedies from the Thomas fire, a storm with mudslides that caused deaths and damages, we knew it was time to pause, pray and seek God’s direction for Visions of Hope.


We emerged from our knees, with a NEW Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 3:30pm, at the Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA.   Please join us for a Unified Worship to God, live gospel music, a powerful message by Pastor Carlos D. Speights and a Celebratory Tribute to African Americans who served in Times of War.

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara is a CA 501c3 Non-Profit Corp.  |  Federal Tax ID No. 45-394279

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