Greater St. Cloud’s “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service” will feature food for thought and sustenance, using the theme #BeHumanKind.
The celebration is 7:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 16 in the Atwood Memorial Center ballroom. Campus parking lots will be free on Jan. 16, except the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp and handicapped, 15-minute and maintenance-vehicle stalls.
Register for our free, public event.
A simulcast keynote address by civil rights legend, author and business executive Myrlie Evers-Williams will spur table conversations. Those conversations will be guided by community champions.
To pay for food, entertainment, advertising and the like, the MLK Day Planning Committee has a crowdfunding website that is expected to raise $5,000. Consider giving in the spirit of the late Dr. King.
In its fourth year, the event invites students, employees and community members to engage in conversations and interactions on things that matter, to critically analyze how to create positive change and to do the required actions to support the well being of everyone in our community.
St. Cloud State is partnering with General Mills Foundation, United Negro College Fund and Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) to present Evers-Williams’ remarks.
Her Minneapolis address will be simulcast about 8 a.m. to screens in the ballroom. Among the entertainers in the simulcast will be VocalEssence, a Minneapolis-based chorus.
Evers-Williams, 83, is a civil rights leader, retired corporate executive, author and former chair of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Twice-widowed, she was married to former NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers when he was assassinated June 12, 1963 in the driveway of their Jackson, Mississippi home. Learn more at the C.A.R.E. website.
Major sponsors include City of St. Cloud, CentraCare Health, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota State, Central Minnesota Community Foundation, St. Cloud Technical & Community College and United Way of Central Minnesota.