Martin Luther King III kicks off DreamWeek San Antonio 2016

Over 130 events to take place during next 12 days

SAN ANTONIO – Friday morning's opening ceremonies of DreamWeek San Antonio were highlighted with a speech by Martin Luther King III, the son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"As my father once said, 'We have to be together before we can learn how to live together,'" King III said.

King III touched on a variety of issues currently facing our nation.

"We are at a difficult junction, and part of it is politically motivated," King III said. "Some in our political space have chosen to focus on the worst fears of Americans instead of the best of who Americans are."

King III's speech was part of the fourth annual DreamWeek.

Various events will be held throughout the next week to celebrate diversity, equality and tolerance.

"Our mission is really to make sure we get enough people in San Antonio to venture and try new things, hear new ideas and actually support each others ideas," DreamVoice President Shokare Nakpodia said.

The Alamo City has become a premier destination to honor MLK and holds one of the largest marches in the nation.

As San Antonio continues to push forward to motivate and inspire, it will also continue to honor the legacy of King Jr.

"It's certainly wonderful, for us, as members of the King family, but it's a reflection of what America is. This is really the best of America," King III said.

The San Antonio MLK March will take place the morning of Jan. 18. The 2 1/2 mile march will start at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy and end at Pittman-Sullivan Park.

Click here for the DreamWeek schedule of events.

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