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Various events to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

mlk jr.SAN DIEGO — Events to honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. start Friday with the 28th annual YMCA of San Diego Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Awards Breakfast.

The breakfast is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Friday at the Town & Country Resort in Mission Valley.

The keynote speaker is the Rev. Otis Moss Jr., who worked with both King and his father. Moss is pastor emeritus at Cleveland’s Olivet Institutional Baptist Church and on the White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

On Saturday, the 15th annual San Diego Sheila R. Hardin Multicultural Festival is scheduled for 11 a.m. on the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade, along Harbor Drive near Park Boulevard. Music, food and children’s activities will be included.

A parade along North Harbor Drive, marching from the County Administration Center to Seaport Village, is set to step off at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

A pair of major events are scheduled for Monday, which will be a holiday for many workers.

At 7 a.m., the 18th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast is scheduled at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center. The keynote speaker for the event hosted by the United African American Ministerial Action Council will be Joanne Bland, founder of the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, Ala.

At 10 a.m., the 25th annual All People’s Celebration will be held, with scheduled remarks by Mayor Bob Filner. The event will take place at the San Diego Public Market, 1735 National Ave.

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