MLK Birthday Celebration

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Yerba Buena Gardens
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Thousands join together in a commemorative march/parade from San Francisco's Caltrain Station to Yerba Buena Gardens. The march/parade begins at 11:00am on January 20, 2014, participants are encouraged to arrive early. The 1.5 mile march crosses over Lefty O'Doul Bridge and stops at Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park to commemorate the Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, marches, which crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a symbol of violence and victory in the civil rights era. At conclusion of the March,in partnership with the San Francisco Interfaith Council, an interfaith commemoration will bring together the region's faith leaders to commemorate the vision of Dr. King and to lead participants in a spiritual reflection of Dr. King's message. - See more at:

The marquis event of the celebration day brings Dr. King's words to life and features conversations with civil rights and political luminaries and performances by celebrated artists. The program begins at 1:00pm. Follow us on Twitter @norcalmlk for more updates.
_1:00p - Yerba Buena Theater

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The 2014 MLK Conversations are scheduled to feature reflections from civic and political luminaries and conversations with noted authors, film makers, and commentators. This year features a great schedule of conversations for celebrants. All conversations are free, with limited seating.
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CONVERSATION SCHEDULE subject to modification
12:00p - JR Valrey - Author, Block Reportin' 2 - YBCA Screening Room
12:30p - Robert Joseph - Author, Words from the Spirit - YBCA Screening Room
_1:10p - Bishop Yvette Flunder and Rev. Dr. James A. Noel - The New Black - Creativity Theater
_1:15p - Cornelius Moore - California Newsreel, Healing the Hurt - YBCA Screening Room
_2:30p - Lewis Watts Co-Author, New Orleans Suite - YBCA Screen Room
_3:00p - Barbara Rodgers - Emmy winner, South Africa: After Apartheid - Creativity Theater
_3:00p - Jonathan Gayles - film maker, White Scripts and Black Supermen - YBCA Screening Room
_3:30p - Liberation Film Festival Feature Conversation, Christine Turner - film maker, Homegoings - YBCA Theater

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Enjoy an afternoon of live music and poetry in Yerba Buena Gardens beginning at 1:15pm on the Esplanade stage. Soul/Jazz/Hip Hop ensemble Marcus Cohen & The Congress and the Grammy nominated Dr. Anthony Brown's Asian American Jazz Orchestra and his Voices of a Dream Vocal Ensemble highlight this year's music festival.
MUSIC FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Esplanade Stage at Yerba Buena Gardens
_1:45p - Marcus Cohen & The Congress
_2:45p - SWAG - from the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus _3:00p - Dr. Anthony Brown's Asian American Jazz Orchestra and his Voices of a Dream Vocal Ensemble

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  1. Yerba Buena Gardens Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA