Join us as we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His words and selfless actions continue to be an inspiration and never-ending call-to-action for tolerance and peace with each new generation.
Now is the time. You are the one. This event will honor those who join us in this effort.
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The YMCA’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Dignity Award is annually bestowed upon a person who exemplifies Dr. King’s work and character.
The inaugural award was given in 1986 to Rufus DeWitt, the first Executive Director of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA.
Subsequent honorees continue to embody Dr. King’s spirit and humanitarian ideals. All nominees are submitted for recognition by their peers and are chosen by a prestigious committee that includes past recipients.
Dr. King’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech from 1963 is the inspiration for this Youth Poetry and Art Contest, sponsored by Wells Fargo.
Youth from across San Diego County are invited to submit poetry, art, essays, or spoken-word pieces that illustrate the impact the work of Dr. King has had on their lives.
Deadline for submissions to the Youth Poetry and Art Contest is December 27, 2017.
Reginald L. Gary has studied in Minneapolis, MN and Wheaton Ill, at the Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism. He has served on the Board of the Interfaith Housing Foundation, San Diego Referrals Incl., as an Executive Board member of Black Men United and as President of the Board of Directors for the Palavra Tree Inc. He has authored and directed the play “Shine on me” and has composed songs of praise that are sung in many places of worship today.
He is a preacher, teacher and motivational speaker and is in the process of completing a book entitled “This Might Work.” He has served in South Africa in the development of a Christian health and educational facility in the township of Mamelodi. He is the 2001 recipient of The Palavra Tree’s “African American History Award” in religion, the African American Council’s “Imani” award, and was voted Pastor of the year at the 619 Music awards in 2004. He has co-hosted with acress Sybil Shepherd on N.B.C’s show, Women are from Venus Men are from Mars.
New Creation Church serves the needs of more than 3,000 people. The Mayor of San Diego proclaimed November 4, 2001 & November 14, 2004, as Reginald Gary Day in the city. He and his wife Karen have been married for 39 years, and they have three wonderful, married adult children and five lovely grandchildren.
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