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2021 MLK Day: A Virtual Celebration

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Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan are excited to celebrate Dr. King with students across the state! 

Let’s come together from anywhere you can -- from living rooms to classrooms – to honor Dr. King’s vision of a Beloved Community. We’ll discuss how Dr. King fought for justice and love, worked to end racism and poverty, and what this means today. 

And big news… Matthew A. Cherry will join us! 

He’s an award-winning director, writer, and producer. His animated short film and book, Hair Love, follows the relationship between Zuri, her natural hair, and her father.

Watch the Celebration

Click here to watch the celebration now! 

You can also watch it captioned in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish

For more information, check out the Facebook event!

Activity and Discussion Guides.

Building on Dr. King's work to make systematic change to end hate and discrimination requires intentionality. That's why as part of the 2021 MLK Day Celebration, you can download an activity guide for all ages and a discussion guide for families, schools, organizations, and more.
Activity Guide Discussion Guide

Marketing Toolkit .

Thank you for promoting the 2021 MLK Celebration! If you have questions, send us an email at info.mdhr@state.mn.us

Hashtag.

To collectively promote the event, use #MNMLK while posting on social media.

Facebook Event.

Invite your friends and family to watch by sharing the Facebook event.

Flyers.

Flyer (PNG)|(PDF)


2021 MLK Flyer


Social Media Graphics.

Social Media Graphic 1 (PNG)


Beloved Community Beloved Connections Square Graphic

Social Media Graphic 2 (PNG)


MLK Event Details Square Graphic

Matthew A. Cherry (PNG)


Matthew A. Cherry Social Media Square Graphic


Suggested Social Media Posts.

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  • Add the MLK Celebration to the top of your virtual events for 2021! On Jan. 18, we’ll gather across Minnesota to honor and celebrate Dr. King, Black excellence, and civil rights. #MNMLK https://bit.ly/37tV1Sk 

  • .@GovTimWalz and @LtGovFlanagan are beyond excited to celebrate Dr. King with students across the state! Let’s come together from anywhere you can -- from living rooms to classrooms – to honor Dr. King’s vision of a Beloved Community. #MNMLK https://bit.ly/37tV1Sk 

  • Award-winning director, writer, and producer of #HairLove @MatthewACherry will keynote the 2021 Virtual MLK Celebration on Jan 18. #MNMLK https://bit.ly/37tV1Sk 

  • Join @GovTimWalz & @LtGovFlanagan at the 2021 MLK Celebration! The theme is "Beloved Community, Beloved Connections!" https://bit.ly/37tV1Sk 

The 35th Annual State of Minnesota Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration would not be possible without support from so many including: 

  • 3M
  • Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday 
  • Penumbra Theatre
  • Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  • Minnesota Management and Budget
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety
  • Minnesota Office of Higher Education 
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development 
  • Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry 
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services 
  • Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
  • Minnesota Department of Education
  • Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
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