Watch San Antonio’s virtual MLK March

City of San Antonio still has several official events — though some are now virtual

More than 53 years after Martin Luther King Jr.s death, debates over voting rights legislation persist in Texas and the nation. (Pa Images Via Reuters Connect, Pa Images Via Reuters Connect)

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.

Click here for more ways to commemorate MLK Day 2022 with city, DreamWeek events in San Antonio.

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Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 20 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.