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Join USD's Participation in Local 38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

University of San Diego students and other members of the USD community are encouraged to join and walk together in the Jan. 14 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in downtown San Diego.University of San Diego students and other members of the USD community are encouraged to join and walk together in the Jan. 14 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in downtown San Diego.

Registration is now open for the University of San Diego community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, alumni and friends of the university to sign up for free and walk together at the 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in downtown San Diego on Sunday, January 14.

The parade honors the life and legacy of Dr. King. The San Diego parade, one of the largest to be held nationwide, is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal high school bands, drill teams, college, fraternities and sororities, churches, peace and youth organizations.

The event is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America, founded in 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Dr. King was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha.

The parade route, which goes along Harbor Drive near the Embarcadero, runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday during the holiday weekend. Dr. King’s birthday is Jan. 15 and would be 89 this year.

Those participating from USD are asked to wear Torero Blue and meet up at the staging area, located at the County Administration Building parking lot at 1600 Pacific Highway starting at 1:15 p.m.

For more information, such as transportation possibilities for participants, please contact USD’s Malia Pfister, mpfister@sandiego.edu, or click here.

— USD News Center