January 14, 2022, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: The Urgency of Creating the Beloved Community
To register (Webinar), click here
The keynote speaker is Dr. Jesse Mason, Provost of Academic and Student Affairs at North Hennepin Community College and former Century College Academic Dean. Dr. Mason has served 18 years in the Minnesota State Colleges and University System.
Monday, January 17, 2022, 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM (CST)
FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW
Martin Luther King Breakfast
To register: UNCF (convio.net)
Laura Coates, Keynote speaker
CNN Host and Senior Legal Analyst, Constitutional Expert, and Author
Laura Coates is a CNN Host and Senior Legal Analyst who specializes in the intersection of civil rights and criminal prosecution. A former federal prosecutor, Coates served as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, as well as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, specializing in the enforcement of Voting Rights throughout the United States.
January 17, 2022, 11:00 a.m.
The celebration is a 25-minute recorded video and premiers on Monday, January 17 at 11 am on the Governor's YouTube Channel
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan invite Minnesotans of all ages to join the 36th Annual State of Minnesota Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
As the civil rights leader said in 1957, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
That’s why this year’s theme is Beloved Community in Action. Throughout the celebration, you’ll hear Minnesotans reflect on what Dr. King means to them and how they’re building a thriving society that embodies love and justice and works to end racism and poverty.