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37th Annual
Martin Luther King Luncheon

The African American Community Service Agency and Joyner Payne Youth Service Agency presents 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, Monday, January 16, 2017.

Theme: "Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community?" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This special event will take place at Holiday Inn San Jose - Silicon Valley, 1350 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112 at 10:00 am for Vendor Display and 12:00 noon for the Luncheon.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dereca Blackmon

Rev. Dereca Blackmon is a consultant, facilitator and spiritual activist an coach with over 25 years experience supporting communities in radical healing and strategic development. Her work is rooted in a tradition of spiritual activism that seamlessly blends spiritual and cultural principles into action-based outcomes. She has a distinguished history of leadership and service in local and national organizing efforts on subjects as diverse as ethnic studies and police accountability. Click here to read more.....

Mistress of Ceremonies

This year's Mistress of Ceremonies is Mrs. Kari Hall.

Kari Hall joined NBC Bay Area in May 2015 as meteorologist for NBC Bay Area's morning newscast Today in The Bay.

Kari is a self-described weather fanatic. She grew up in Louisville, KY where she says her love of weather began at a very early age. From droughts to floods and snowstorms to tornadoes, Kari wanted to learn about it all. Click here to read more.....

Iola Williams Lifetime Achievement Award

This year's Iola Williams Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Ms. Queen Ann Cannon. Community Leader. She has more than 35 years' experience developing and presenting workshops for corporations, youth organizations, City of San Jose, high schools, and the Volunteer Exchange. Click here to read more.....

"Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right."
                        Martin Luther King, Jr.
Purchasing Tickets

Click here to purchase general tickets or to make a donation. There is a processing fee.

Following ticket prices are:

January 8th & Prior

After January 8th

General $65.00$75.00
Students/Youth (17 and under) $40.00$45.00

Be a Sponsor of the Annual Martin Luther King Luncheon

Be an Exhibitor or Vendor: This year we will only be accepting vendors interesting in the distributing of information.

Souvenir Journal

Our MLK Souvenir Journal will be available at the event. Thank you to all who supported the Agency by placing an ad.

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