Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings, it’s time again for DreamWeek San Antonio – a 16-day summit of events designed to foster the exchange of ideas on universal issues affecting us all. This city-wide initiative takes place in and around downtown San Antonio, through Jan. 26. Several hundred events are now taking place, ranging from symposiums, panel discussions and debates to film screenings, concerts, fashion shows and art exhibits.

DreamWeek’s mission is to celebrate our humanity by creating environments for civil and civic engagement to embrace ideas and dreams for the common good. The DreamVoice Team is a collection of community advocates from all walks of life, consists of dedicated writers, entrepreneurs, artists, authors and designers. The singular commitment is to promote an environment in which issues facing our global community are addressed in a civic and civil manner, while empowering those who seek the understanding and education required for peaceful coexistence.

The majority of DreamWeek events are free and open to the public, however some events require an entry fee for fundraising and other purposes. Check out the Events page on the DreamWeek website and take advantage of all the wonderful gatherings planned for us.

In honor of San Antonio’s 300th anniversary, I’m ranking DreamWeek No. 51 in my 300 Reasons to Love San Antonio list. Another great reason to live, work, buy a home and expand your world here in San Antonio.