Wide array of issues to be discussed during DreamWeek San Antonio

DreamWeek kicks off Friday

SAN ANTONIO – The fifth-annual DreamWeek San Antonio gets underway Friday. 

DreamWeek this year will be 16 days of events, including the big Martin Luther King Jr. March on Jan. 16. The largest march in the nation is organized by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, which is celebrating 30 years as one of the city’s leading volunteer organizations.

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This year the organization will hold panels about gun violence in the community, fake news affecting the 2016 election, homelessness in San Antonio, and increasing the awareness and knowledge of LGBTQ issues.

“The goal for the 2017 summit is to stimulate an interest in receiving and accepting a balance of options, voices and tastes in a manner which allows for individual representation,” DreamVoice president Shokare Nakpodia said. 

This year’s summit will kick off with an opening ceremony Friday, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Ed Newton, lead pastor at Community Bible Church.

For a look at all the events this year, click here.

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