(Jan. 17, 2014) -- The City of San Antonio will host the Martin Luther King Jr. March at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20. The event will begin at the Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in the 3500 block of MLK Drive and end at Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa.
UTSA's participation is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center. A number of UTSA groups will attend including students who participated in the recent The Progression Civil Rights Trip, along with members of GLBTQ, Black Student Union, NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Epsilon Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
This marks the 28th anniversary of the march in honor of civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr. More than 100,000 adults and children are expected to participate in the nearly three-mile march.
San Antonio's march is one of the largest in the United States. The MLK Commission organizes the march and leads a community effort with events across the city paying tribute to King.
Those who would like to attend the march can ride a VIA bus free from Freeman Coliseum (route 24) and St. Philip's College (route 25). For more information on taking the bus to the march, call 210-362-2020 or visit the VIA website for Special Event Service for the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March at viainfo.net.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
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