SAN ANTONIO – Monday’s in-person march in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. is virtual for the second year in a row due to rising COVID-19 numbers.
But there are still opportunities to commemorate the civil rights leader’s legacy — even if it’s just virtually.
View the virtual MLK March in the Facebook player below:
Here is a schedule of events with descriptions provided by city officials:
- 9:30 a.m. — SA MLK Press Conference at Pittman-Sullivan Park: Speakers include District 2 Councilman McKee-Rodriguez, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Metro Health Director Claude A. Jacob and the San Antonio MLK March Keynote Speaker, Ms. Crystal Mason who is the founder of “Crystal Mason The Fight” Foundation, a foundation dedicated to fight voter suppression.
- 10 a.m. — MLK Virtual March: Last year’s “Dream: Rising Up for Justice,” directed by Mr. Ya’Ke Smith, Associate Dean and Professor at the University of Texas Austin and independent filmmaker, has been updated to emphasize two significant needs: voting rights and halting the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities.
People are encouraged to share pictures and videos of them and their families commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by using #MLKDaySA on social media. The images may be used and shared by the MLK Commission.
Here are some in-person events taking place Monday in support of the SA MLK Commission’s goals of providing education and enhancing health:
- Pop-up COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Davis-Scott Family YMCA, 1213 Iowa St. 78203.
- Dr. Charles Drew Mobile Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pittman-Sullivan Park, near the cross streets of Iowa and South Palmetto.
The SA MLK Commission hopes to hold two in-person events in April including a Youth Summit and Wreath Laying Ceremony.