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An Annual Summit

Of Civic And Civil Engagement

Each annual DreamWeek Summit comprises a series of events designed with a singular purpose in mind: to foster the free exchange of ideas on universal issues affecting the human race. The aim is to invite all to participate in an open forum where real-world issues are discussed in a well-balanced manner, with the understanding that the truest voices will always prevail. Events can take a variety of forms, from symposiums, panel discussions and debates to film screenings, concerts and art exhibits.

Now in its sixth year, the 2018 Summit will take place January 5-20, 2018 and will include over 150 events in and around downtown San Antonio.

The Essentials

What You Need To Know

DreamWeek is an annual summit spanning 16 days in January. The summit consists of a series of partner-hosted events that promote civil dialogue on issues concerning tolerance, equality, and diversity.

  • DreamWeek is presented by DreamVoice, LLC, an organization founded in 2011 and dedicated to advancing the MLK vision: to lay the foundations of tolerance, equality, and diversity by creating dialogue across cultures and communities.
  • Funding for DreamWeek is solicited by DreamVoice through sponsorships, donations and sales of branded merchandise.
  • Since its inception, DreamWeek has partnered with more than 275 organizations hosting a grand total of over 700 events.
  • An estimated 100,000 or more attendees have participated in the DreamWeek summit.
  • Events take various forms, including symposiums, panel discussions, film screenings, concerts, art exhibits, galas, and more.
  • DreamWeek is concurrent with the annual MLK Commemorative March, which attracted over 300,000 marchers in 2017 and is estimated to be one of the largest in the nation.

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Celebrating Our Differences

San Antonio is distinctly varied in its cultural and ethnic makeup. Diversity is one of the city’s key qualities that creates a ripe environment for inspiring civil dialogue and resolving conflict.

With each year of growth, DreamWeek welcomes more and more visitors from San Antonio and beyond, with a digital audience that stretches around the globe. The social media following of DreamWeek includes users from 45 countries spanning 5 continents.

  • As the seventh largest city in the U.S. San Antonio is one of a handful of major American cities which classifies as a majority-minority city, with white non-Hispanic individuals making up only 26.6% of the total population.
  • San Antonio welcomes over 30 million tourists annually. The city’s hospitality industry employs 122,500 local residents totaling one eighth of the population.
  • San Antonio’s cost of living continues to rank among the lowest in the U.S. particularly among large metropolitan areas.
  • The city is home to two of the nation’s largest military medical centers, four military installations, 14 colleges and universities offering degrees in all major fields of study and educating more than 100,000 students annually.

“DreamWeek is one of the most forward-looking and iconic developments in San Antonio in the last decade.” – Ron Nirenberg, Mayor – City of San Antonio

“Herald a new world – one of tolerance of different perspectives, equality of opportunity, and respect for the diversity of the genius within us.”- Shokare Nakpodia, Founder – DreamVoice, LLC

“We must know where we come from to understand where we need to go. As a society, it is important that we continue to walk together in the example set by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and that we do not turn back. We must keep the dream alive, never give up hope and always have faith.” – James Howard, Board Chair – San Antonio ISD

“I’d like to thank (DreamVoice, LLC President) Shokare Nakpodia for this genius idea to bring together the MLK events into a DreamWeek with a universal reach for everyone in our city and everyone in our world. This is one of the most important things that happens in our city. Sometimes we think we have made a lot of progress, sometimes it’s five steps forward, and two steps back. But we have made so much progress, and yet there is much more to be done.” – Carmen Tafolla, former San Antonio Poet Laureate

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Record lineup of events anticipated for DreamWeek 2018 – Organizers expect over 200 events for upcoming summit