Tuesday, January 17, 2012

3rd Annual California Diversity and Leadership Conference

Please visit http://cadiversityconference.com/ for more details and to register for this conference 
brought to you by the California Diversity Council and the University of California, Berkeley.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2nd Annual MLK National Day of Service

  • Monday, January 16, 2012
  • Time
    9:00am until 3:00pm
Our goal is to create a beloved community and
this will require a qualitative change in our souls
as well as a quantitative change in our lives.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The African American Art & Culture Complex is partnering with ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA, MO MAGIC, San Francisco Mayor's Office, Rec & Park, DPW, SFMTA and CITIZEN HOPE to host a rally and a one-day volunteer initiative throughout San Francisco. We will start as early as 8:45 a.m. with breakfast and registration, followed by a rally with special guest. We will then dispatch hundreds of volunteers throughout the City for various volunteer opportunities including garden projects, tree-planting, clean-up in parks and streets, food pantry/kitchen, painting, letters to the troops, reading for seniors, and many more.

Public Transportation is strongly encouraged to our site! We will provide transportation to volunteer sites for your convenience, as well as snacks and water.

Tentative Schedule:

8:45am-9:15am - Breakfast and volunteer sign-up

9:15am-9:30am - Rally featuring Brando Hughes as Dr. King

9:30am-10:00am travel to volunteer destination by shuttle bus provided by SFMTA

10:00am-12:30pm - VOLUNTEER for as long as you like

12:30pm-1:00pm - Return to AAACC

1:00pm - Barbecue sponsored by Recology and performance by Tallent Allstars

On January 16, 2012 we celebrate the 26th anniversary of the holiday recognizing one of America's greatest heroes-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the Inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009, he reminded us all that in 1994, Congress declared Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday a "National Day of Service." The President has urged US citizens to join or start a service event every year to honor Dr. King’s legacy and the spirit of coming together to make a difference in our communities.

COFFEE, BAGELS, DONUTS, FRUIT, YOGURT will be served courtesy of Mo Magic, a program serving youth in the Western Addition community.

If you would like to donate or sign up as a volunteer OR as site to host volunteers, please visit www.aaacc.org. Go to "Complex" then to "Special Events". Photos from last year's event can be found http://aaaccspecialprojects.wordpress.com/