Unity March at the Arlington Theater

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Unity March at the Arlington Theater

Ceremony at UCSB Eternal Flame

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Ceremony at UCSB Eternal Flame

Panel Discussion MLKSB 2017

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Panel Discussion MLKSB 2017

Participants gathered at the Eternal Flame Ceremony UCSB

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Participants gathered at the Eternal Flame Ceremony UCSB

World Dancers

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World Dancers

Community Lunch 2018

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Community Lunch 2018

Ring Shout 2018

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Ring Shout 2018

Movies that Matter Hal Conklin 2018

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Movies that Matter Hal Conklin 2018

Children performing on Stage for MLK Day

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Children performing on Stage for MLK Day

Chumash Singers

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Chumash Singers

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 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.

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
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle
Chrissy Gilbert

Advisory Board Members

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

Black National Anthem

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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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

for assistance with:

  • Coordinating volunteers
  • Editing/proofreading
  • Grant writing
  • Graphic design
  • Illustration/flyers
  • Legal
  • MLKSB Website updates
  • Newsletter/blog
  • Secretarial
  • Video production
  • Writing articles about MLKSB events/activities

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee is an all volunteer organization. Your involvement will help maintain his legacy.

Please Complete the Volunteer Application Form