Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of unity amidst diversity is celebrated across San Antonio January 6-21, 2017, with the DreamWeek summit, a collection of events aimed at fostering cultural equality.
Founded in 2012, DreamWeek is an event brought to life by San Antonio’s DreamVoice LLC. According to the event website, the aim of DreamWeek is to “invite all to participate in an open forum where real-world issues are discussed in a well-balanced manner.” Events take place across the city and include film screenings, concerts, art exhibits, panel discussion, debates, and more.
The event culminates in a 150,000+ person march organized by the City of San Antonio’s MLK Commission. The march is one of the largest of its kind in the United States.
Each of the days of DreamWeek is dedicated to one of the following themes: City, Sports, Cuisine, Health, Energy, Technology, Education, Arts, Youth, Spirit, Justice and Business. DreamWeek focuses on the teachings of Dr. King and hopes to bring his humanitarian ideals into the modern age.
With its multi-cultural heritage, San Antonio makes a gorgeous backdrop for King’s message of diversity, with numerous businesses and community groups sponsoring and participating in the summit. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor recently said, “I hope that people will take the lessons of Dr. King and apply them in their everyday lives and communities. There are so many opportunities for each of us to make a difference and if we live in the spirit of Dr. King we have the potential to make a truly significant impact on The City of San Antonio and the world around us.”
To find out more about the events of DreamWeek, or how to participate visit dreamweek.org