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Inaugural Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Painting of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Metropolitan State University will host its inaugural celebration in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 2019 celebratory theme is "Building CommUNITY and Building our Future: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy."

An afternoon community volunteer project will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in the Founders Hall Reception area. Duties will include assembling MATTER boxes. MATTER provides shelf-stable snack packages for people in need. Students, employees and community members are invited to participate. Lunch will be served.

The evening celebratory dinner program, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., will include:

  • greeting from President Ginny Arthur
  • celebrity emcee WCCO reporter Reg Chapman
  • Gospel music performance by the Minnesota State Baptist Convention Choir
  • Soul food dinner

The evening theatrical performance program, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will include a reading of King’s speeches, and a discussion on trauma and experience by Penumbra Theater.


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