MLK Everyday 2022 Celebration

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Saturday January 15, 2022 - Monday January 17, 2022
1:00pm - 12:00pm

Online - Registration Required

Join us for the 3-day 2022 MLK St. Cloud Community Celebration in honor of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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About this event

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Community Celebration returns in 2022 with multi day, multi-generational, and hybrid events that raise up the theme “Trust & Healing in the Beloved Community.” All activities take place January 15-17, 2022. Click on the green Register button to register for each event!

The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Artika Tyner, a passionate educator, author, speaker, and advocate for justice. She is currently at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and is the founding director of the Center on Race, Leadership, and Social Justice. She is committed to training others so they may create new inroads to justice freedom.

This year’s theme is aimed at providing attendees with tools to create and maintain meaningful relationships even though times where things are uncertain. A discussion about the Beloved Community and what that meant for Dr. King will connect that message to how cross-cultural trust can be built and rebuilt in our own community.

This MLK Community Celebration includes activities over three days and offers several ways to get involved and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. All activities take place at no cost thanks to several community sponsors including St. Cloud State University, CentraCare, Granite Equity and more. You can find details and registration for all events available online at: scsu.mn/MLKCommunityCelebration.

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An outline of major events include:

Saturday, January 15. 2022 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. is a focus on #MLKEveryday Families at the Great River Regional Library https://griver.org/locations/st-cloud. We’ll host create fun and dynamic activities for families, honor the Dexter R. Stanton Art and Essay winners (creations inspired by the work of MLK, submitted in November 2022), and host several meet and greets with local community talent. Online resources will be also available for families and young people to engage and learn about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. is #MLKEveryDay Spirit with a praise and worship celebration. Join us as we honor the rich historical tradition of the African American church in celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and all of those who nourished and sustain him in tradition of civil rights and justice. This event will also be livestreamed via Facebook live.

Monday, January 17, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon on MLK Day is #MLKEveryDay Justice: Becoming a Drum Major for Justice: Key Tools for Leading Change and Building the Beloved Community. This event will be fully livestreamed, with an option to gather at a community watch party location, or to join the zoom and conversation from your home or workplace.

The program will feature a keynote address from Dr. Artika R. Tyner, a lawyer, educator, and author of the award-winning book, “The Inclusive Leader: Taking Intentional Action for Justice and Equity.” Dr. Tyner will discuss tangible ways for ordinary people to have an extraordinary impact as they build a more just and inclusive society. She will introduce Dr. King’s vision of the beloved community and racial healing. Attendees will gain the tools needed to become drum majors for justice by advancing social, economic, and racial justice.

A key part of this event through the years has been the Community Conversation, and this will be hosted this will be hosted by the MLK Community Celebration Planning committee immediately following Dr. Artika’s talk.

All events on Monday will be offered in a unique hybrid model. With changes in our community health outlook, opportunities are available both bring people together and keep our community safe by hosting multiple "reserved-seating watch parties" at preferred local venues as well as an online venue available to anyone. In person watch party locations are reserved for up to 30 people. Be sure to register today to reserve your seat!

Prior to the event, pick up your very own #MLKEveryday T shirt or face mask to join in the celebration on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and every day at: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/care/mlk-communitycelebration/default.aspx.

Following your registration you will get connected to links for online events and information about watch party locations. We look forward to you joining us!

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