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2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Events in Duluth

posted Jan 17, 2014, 1:22 PM by Communications ISD 709

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Duluth’s Got Talent

Friday January 17, 6:30PM

East High School Auditorium

301 North 40th Avenue East, Duluth

Evening with MLK

MLK and the Expansion of his Dream

A Night of Readings, Writings and Rememberings

Saturday January 18, 7:00PM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth
835 College St, Duluth

Ecumenical Service

Sunday January 19, 4:00 pm

St. Mark AME Church, 530 N 5th Ave E, Duluth, MN 55805

Featured speaker: Dr. Betty Webb

MLK Breakfast

Monday January 20, 2014

Holy Family Catholic Church, 2430 W. 3rd St, Duluth, MN

7:00 a.m. Registration and free breakfast
7:15 a.m. Local Program
8:00 a.m. Large screen broadcast of Donna Brazile’s speech from Minneapolis.

Program will be finished with ample time to attend the March and Rally. A freewill offering will be taken to support community programs.

MLK Day March

From Washington Center to the DECC

Monday January 20, 2014

10:45AM Gather at the Washington Center

In case of extreme cold, the march will be shortened and head

through the skywalk in downtown Duluth

MLK Day Rally

Monday January 20, 2014

DECC Auditorium

Begins approximately 11:45 am

The rally features a variety of local speakers and performers to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and to work to build the beloved community that he envisioned here in the Twin Ports. This year, the rally will also feature connections between the lives of Dr. King and Nelson Mandela. Come share in this celebration of work toward freedom and human rights. Featured speakers include:

· Dr. Rogier Gregoire

· Jireh Mabamba
Jireh Mabamba is 19 years old and was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He grew up in South Africa, attended Durban High School, and now attends the University of Minnesota, Duluth where he is studying business. Last year, he attended Duluth East High School as a Rotary Exchange student. He currently is the president of the Rotaract Club at UMD and is a member of UMD Student Association.

· Dr. Chang’aa Mweti

Sponsored by African-American Men's Group, ISD 709 Office of Education Equity, UMD Office of Cultural Diversity, St. Mark's AME, Duluth YWCA, Church of Restoration, Christ Temple, Holy Family Catholic Church, NAACP, Peace United Church of Christ

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle

The National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Gilder Lehman Institute of American History, uses the power of documentary films in combination with programmatic and support materials to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history.

Free film screenings and a guest speaker presentation by Duluth News Tribune Editor Robin Washington will center around the documentaries Freedom Riders and Slavery by Another Name.

Monday, January 20, 2014, 222 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN

2:00PM and 4:30PM: Film screenings, Zinema 2

6:00PM: Reception, Zeitgeist Atrium

6:30PM: Guest Speaker Robin Washington, Zeitgeist Atrium

7:30PM: Audience Q&A

For information: Kate Vo Thi-Beard, Librarian, LSC Erickson Library, 218-733-5980 or email

Sponsored by Lake Superior College’s Erickson Library in conjunction with LSC’s Intercultural Center, Zeitgeist Arts, the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Kathryn A. Martin Library, and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.