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Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara

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Matching Challenge

Through December 31, 2022, the first $2,500 donated will be matched thanks to a generous challenge from the Giving List’s novel matching program.

MLK Essay & Poetry Contest

Programs of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara (MLKSB) primarily focus on social justice issues, that promote positive relationships between diverse groups in our community. Every year the MLKSB hosts a children’s Essay and Poetry Awards Program, ages six to 18 in which students write about their thoughts and beliefs on the MLKSB theme for the year.

Donations help to pay for publicity, technical support, and minor scholarships for students. We feel that it’s very important that our kids know about our national heroes,” Isaac Garrett says. “And this Awards Program is a great way for them to do it.”

Mission

The mission of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara is to foster positive relationships between the many diverse groups in the Santa Barbara Community and the surrounding areas; to sponsor programs and events which exemplify the teachings of Dr. King; and to observe, and celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

www.mlksb.org
Phone: (805) 259-5782
President: E. Onja Brown Lawson

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‘Love, Respect, Equity’

I have always felt our nation owed a huge debt of gratitude to Martin Luther King Jr. with his commitment to nonviolence that guided us out of troubled times and a hurtful past. This extraordinary man gave our nation a chance to redeem itself and the soul of America. Every year I am so moved to participate in the annual celebration the local MLKSB chapter organizes with such care and beauty, inviting the whole community to share in his memory and legacy. A great man had a dream; thank you MLKSB for helping to keep the dream alive.
Margie Bushman
Co-Founder & President of Santa Barbara
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Key Supporters

Anita Blume
Juliet Betita
Dr. Jamece Brown
Rabbi Steve Cohen
Derrick Curtis
John E. and Nansie Douglas
Shireen Faizullabhoy
Rev. J.B. Ficklin
Christine “Chrissy” Gilbert
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle
Beverly King
Frances Moore
Melvin Richey
Linda Ryles
Toni Schultheis
Wendy Sims-Moten
Betsy Shelby
Dr. and Mrs. Earl Stewart
Delvis Stoute
Judi Weisbart