Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Council
The primary mission of the council is to promote, appreciate and practice awareness of cultural diversity and human rights through celebration of the values by which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived. These values include compassion, courage, dedication, equality, freedom, harmony and justice.
I. SCHOLARSHIP: We raise college scholarship funds for New Mexico graduating high school seniors who write essays about Dr. King. The essays explain how seniors will continue his teachings in their own lives.
II. KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE AWARDS: We honor citizens and organizations that have "kept the Dream Alive" through voluntary service.
III. THE DREAM ENDURES YOUTH PROJECT: We honor youth groups that contribute their services to community projects that Dr.King encouraged.
IV. CELEBRATION: We celebrate Dr. King's birthday in order to familiarize the public with his life work, teaching, and contributions to both our nation and the world. We involve young people from various backgrounds to celebrate diversity and unity. Youth groups from many cultures perform music, dance and poetry to promote courtesy, respect and understanding.
V. OUR CELEBRATION IS a day when people of all classes, religions, and situations in life put aside differences to join a spirit of togetherness.
Jewel L. Hall