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35th Annual
Martin Luther King Luncheon


The African American Community Service Agency presents the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Luncheon, a celebratory program acknowledging the Life, Legend and Legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year our annual program will be presented January 19th, 2015 at the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel, 1740 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112. Program starts at 12:00 noon and end at 2:00 pm. Networking and seating starts at 11:30 am.

The Annual Martin Luther King Luncheon is a celebration of the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States and he is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bernard Harris
Keynote Speaker
We are very excited to announce that this year's keynote speaker is Dr. Bernard Harris. Dr. Harris was at NASA for ten years, where he conducted research in musculoskeletal physiology and disuse osteoporosis. He conducted clinical investigations of space adaptation and developed in-flight medical devices to extend Astronaut stays in space. Selected into the Astronaut Corp in January 1990, Dr. Harris was a Mission Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-55/Spacelab D-2 in 1993. As Payload Commander on Space Shuttle Discovery STS-63 in 1995, he served on the first flight of the joint Russian-American Space Program, becoming the "First African American to walk in Space". A veteran astronaut for over twenty years, he has logged more than 438 hours and traveled over 7.2 million miles in space. Click here to read more.....

Award Nominations
This year we are inviting the community to submit their recommendations for the 4 awards that will be given at our 2015 MLK Luncheon event. Click here to submit your recommendations online or click here to download the application. All submission whether online or by mail must be submitted by December 11, 2014.

"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

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Following ticket prices are:

January 5th & Prior

After January 5th

General $60.00$75.00
Students/Youth (17 and under) $35.00$40.00

Be a Sponsor of the Annual Martin Luther King Luncheon

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