Join SPC for the MLK Virtual March and Celebration

Due to COVID 19 concerns, the 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March will be celebrated virtually. In 2021, the MLK Commission is prioritizing the health and safety of the community and visitors while continuing to honor and celebrate Dr. King. 2021 MLK commemorative events will be held on virtual platforms. St. Philip's College is taking part in the event and encourage the college family and community to join us.  We look forward to march again in the future.

San Antonio MLK Jr. Commission

This year's theme: "The Dream Continues: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" .

On January 19, 1987 the Commission and the City of San Antonio held its first official Martin Luther King, Jr. March. Each year, a variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events honor one of the nation's most revered civil rights leaders. San Antonio hosts the largest march in the nation, with approximately 300,000 participants.  For more information visit the San Antonio MLK Jr. Commission website or Facebook page at facebook.com/mlkcommission for more information.

Watch the event live on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10 a.m. on KENS 4 and TVSA.

Mark Your Calendars

St. Philip’s College
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The Department of Student Life, First Year Experience, Advocacy Center and the Cultural Observances March Committee have collaborated to plan a series of events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Please find a list of proposed activities to engage the St. Philip’s College community in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance. 

Activities:

I Have Been to the Mountain Top

Virtual Documentary Celebrating MLK Day
Now Playing!

The First Year Experience Office invites the SPC community, particularly the Alamo PROMISE Scholars, to view Dr. King’s I Have Been to the Mountain Top speech.  The two and a half minute video is a powerful reminder of the courage one needs to fight for justice.  The students will also be made aware of the valuable resources the St. Philip’s College Center for Learning Resources provides. See the video https://www.alamo.edu/spc/experience-spc/future/first-year-experience/

POC: First Year Experience (Liz Castillo)

January 19-22

WWDKD?  What Would Dr. King Say? 

AlamoExperience MLK Reflection Session
https://alamo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/452340

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated for challenging Americans to live up to the ideals of the country – freedom and justice for all!  His legacy is speaking truth to power, facing hostility and violence with courage and strength, and demanding that the collective WE be better than the any individual me.  In that spirit, all are invited to a Zoom session to discuss current events and talk about strategies for healing. 

POC:  Department of Student Life (Dr. Angela McPherson Williams)

January 21

MLK Day of Service-Join us at the SPC Pop-Up Market

3 pm – 5 pm

St. Philip’s College (MLK Campus) Parking Lot 22/23

In an effort to address the needs of the community, St. Philip's College Advocacy Center, in partnership with the Alamo Colleges and the San Antonio Food Bank, hosts monthly food distribution on the college campus.  In honor of Dr. King, the SPC Cultural Observances Committee, invites the St. Philip's College family to join in a Day of Service. Register to volunteer at:

POC: SPC Advocacy Center (Eitandria Tello) and SPC Cultural Observances Committee

January 22, 2021

MLK Virtual Community Service Project
11:00 am – 1 pm

Service takes many forms and COVID-19 has created distance that impact senior citizens in unique ways.  Student Life has identified an opportunity for Student Leaders and their organizations to reach out to senior citizens in the community and offer comfort and encouragement during these difficult times.

Students can sign up on AlamoEXPERIENCE: https://alamo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6579954

POC:  Department of Student Life (Paul Lede)

January 27

Virtual Spirit Day MLK Spoken Word Event
Noon – 1 pm   

https://alamo.zoom.us/j/211938372

The Department of Student Life wants to hear from YOU!  Dr. King led the movement for justice with the power of his voice and the conviction of his actions.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to share in this tradition.  Add your voice to the chorus of voices by sharing a Dr. King quote, a poem, a song, or spoken word performance.  This will be a powerful Zoom session!  
POC:  Department of Student Life (Dr. Angela McPherson Williams)

Contact Information

MLK Committee Co-Chair:
John Martin, Director of Title IX
jmartin139@alamo.edu
210-486-2746
MLK Committee Co-Chair:
Ruben Guerrero, Senior Mulitmedia Specialist
rguerrero@alamo.edu
210-486-2349
MLK Committee SPC March Marshall:
Paula Mata, Administrative Service Specialist
pmata-williams@alamo.edu
210-486-2126