ST. PAUL, MN – At 10:00am on Monday, January 15, 2018, the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday will host the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul. The event will include remarks from Governor Mark Dayton, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, and Rep. Ilhan Omar.
“To continue the work that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. championed over 60 years ago, we must reaffirm our commitments to equal rights, opportunities, and justice for all,” said Governor Dayton. “I encourage Minnesotans to join us on January 15th, as we honor past civil rights leaders and renew our state’s commitment to building a better future for all Minnesotans.”
This year, the theme of the celebration will be: “Life’s most persistent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
“This celebration is a chance to recognize the incredible legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as we continue our work today to advance greater justice and equity for everybody,” said James Burroughs, Chief Inclusion Officer for the State of Minnesota. “This year, as we remember his legacy, I encourage all Minnesotans to ask themselves: What are you doing for others?”
This year’s program will be hosted by Brandi Powell, KSTP-TV Anchor, and will feature musical performances by the Billingsley School of Music & Arts, Stokely Williams, and Maria Isa. This event is free and open to the public. More details can be found below.
EVENT: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Governor Mark Dayton
Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
The 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, with the theme: “Life’s most persistent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Monday, January 15, 2018
8:30am Doors Open for Youth Rally
9:00am Youth Rally Begins
9:30am Doors Open for Celebration Program
10:00am Celebration Program Begins
12:00pm Event Ends
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
About the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Every year since 1986, the Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday has hosted a statewide event. The theme of this year’s celebration is: “Life’s most persistent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
This year’s celebration will also feature an awards ceremony honoring Minnesotans who are making a difference for all of us. This event is free and open to the public, and live American Sign Language interpretation & CART services will be provided. If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Nicholas.Kor@state.mn.us for additional information.