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January: Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King 2018 Events

2018 Governor's Council on the MLK Day Celebration

Date: January 15th, 2018 (Monday) 
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  
Where: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street, St. Paul MN

“Life's most persistent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" – MLK JR.

The 2018 MLK Celebration will be the last hosted by Governor Mark Dayton. Governor Dayton has been a champion for social justice, civil rights and economic empowerment. The celebration will consist of a youth rally, musical acts, an awards ceremony honoring Minnesotans who are making a difference for all of us, and a celebratory program featuring amazing speakers. This year we anticipate that the celebration will draw more than one thousand people in attendance.

This year’s event will be on January 15th from 10am-noon at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts in St. Paul.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Make sure to let us know on Facebook that you’ll be there and share the event with your friends!

*This program is accessible to persons with disabilities and reasonable accommodations will be provided. ASL interpreters and CART services will be available on site.

MLK Holiday Breakfast

Date: January 15th, 2018 (Monday) 
Time: 7 to 9:30 a.m.  
Where: Minneapolis Armory, 500 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Each year, the General Mills Foundation and UNCF present an annual MLK Holiday Breakfast in downtown Minneapolis to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With the help of countless volunteers, Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul hosts breakfasts at multiple neighborhood locations, featuring a live broadcast of the General Mills event as well as a hot breakfast and local programming.

This year’s keynote speaker is David Oyelowo (pronounced “oh-yellow-oh”), a British-Nigerian actor and producer. David played the role of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oscar-nominated film Selma (2014), for which he was personally nominated for a Golden Globe and won an NAACP Image Award. David has also played leading roles in A United Kingdom (2016) and Queen of Katwe (2016), among other roles in critically acclaimed films, plays, and television series.

Ticket is required at the Downtown Minneapolis event.

Other Event locations can be found:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration – Mankato

Date: January 15th, 2018 (Monday)  
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.   
Where: Centennial Student Union Ballroom Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

To celebrate the legacy of Dr. King by recognizing area individuals and businesses who embody the spirit of Dr. King. Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey will provide a keynote to the audiences. This event is open to the public.

For more information: Greater Mankato Diversity Council,  

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service 2018 – St. Cloud

Date: January 15th, 2018 (Monday) 
Time: 8 to 10 a.m.  
Where: Halenbeck Hall, St. Cloud State University, 1000 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.. On this day we commemorate Dr. King's dream of a multiracial nation united in justice, peace, and reconciliation. The breakfast will feature a keynote address by Sheyann Webb Christburg, civil rights activist and acclaimed author and a vibrant community dialogue led by St. Cloud Community Champions at each table.

On site craft projects that benefit St. Cloud residents in need, will be available after the breakfast from 10 a.m. - 12 noon on the upper deck of the Halenbeck Main Gym. A food packaging event will also take place from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on site. No pre-registration is required to participate in the craft projects. Appropriate for all age groups

Local citizens, business owners, community leaders, and non-profit organizations are welcome. The event is free and open to the public however registration is required. Registration opens November 13, 2017 and closes on January 11, 2018. Seating is limited. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. The Breakfast begins at 8 a.m.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast – Owatonna

Date: January 15th, 2018 (Monday) 
Time: 6:30 to 8 a.m.  
Where: Plaza Morena Campestre Grill 1620, 26th Street NE, Owatonna, MN 55060

City of Owantonna Human Rights Commission will host a breakfast on MLK Day. Minnesota Department of Human Rights Deputy Commissioner Rowzat Shipchandler will speak to the audience. This event is open to public.

For more information: Contact City of Owatonna at 507-444-4300 

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