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January 19, 2015

The All Peoples Celebration elevated the spirit of unity and the diversity of culture that the 1915 Celebration sought to convey, Over the last 100 years, people of good will have worked hard to make San Diego a place of inclusion, where all people are welcome and all are invited to contribute to our society, our democracy, and our economy. A stroll through Balboa Park on a Sunday among families who are diverse in every way is a testament to how far we've come in the spirit of unity and honor the diversity of culture. 

Every year, the All Peoples Celebration reflects on how San Diego has evolved and, specifically, on how it has embraced the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in creating a place where all people are judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin. The event also looks to the future and the ways in which each us can be a part of improving San Diego and building the community of compassion that Dr. King envisioned. We honored the legacy of Dr. King that lives in each of us and called on all San Diegans to get involved in a beloved community.