Celebrating Diversity In La Mesa

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa's Human Relations Commission presented the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Festival Sunday.

Scheduled at the same time of two major professional football championships, the gathering was lightly attended, but included performances by dance troups, including the Ballet Folklorico en Aztlan, martial arts groups and was keynoted with a speech by Dr. Shirley Weber, pictured right. Weber is the chairman of the Africana Studies Department at San Diego State University.

Weber congratulated La Mesa on maintaining a diverse community but said diversity requires constant vigilence and effort in a dynamic community.

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