Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative (C.A.R.E.)

Third Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Day of Service 2016

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Fourth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Day of Service 2017


Dr Martin Luther King

“Our lives begin to end the day we become
silent about things that matter”.

Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.

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January 16th, 2017, 7am-10am

St. Cloud State University, Atwood Memorial Center, Ballroom 

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a clergyman, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, St. Cloud State University hosts a community breakfast and Day of Community Service. This day is set aside for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together, engage in conversations and interactions on things that matter; to critically analyze and think on how to create positive change, and to do the required actions to support the well being of everyone in our own community. In honoring Dr. King, St. Cloud State University affirms its own commitment to the goals of peace and racial justice to which Dr. King dedicated his life.
Partnering with General Mills Foundation and Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), we are proud to present you the Keynote speaker Governor Deval Patrick, the 71st governor of Massachusetts. In 1994, President Clinton appointed Mr. Patrick as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the nation’s top civil rights post. 

Parking: All campus lots will be open for free parking on January 16, 2017.  The only exceptions will be the parking ramp and signed stalls (such as handicap, 15 minutes, maintenance vehicles etc) where usual fees will apply.

King's Kids

KING Kids is an opportunity for children ages 3 and older to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King and what community service means.  The children participate in hands-on activities developed to inspire, ignite and teach about Dr. King’s legacy and his vision for the beloved community. There will be breakout rooms for children in the following ages groups, staffed by adult volunteers with fun and educational activities from 7:30 am-8:30 a.m. 

Please click on your child’s age group to register for this portion of the program:

On-site Community Service Opportunity

Kids Fighting Hunger food packaging event:

Volunteer to help package 100,000 meals to feed children around the world who may have scarcity of food, with Kids Fighting Hunger.

Three shifts available: 9am-11am, 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm

Registration required. Register HERE for the food packing event


  • Dexter R. Stanton Essay and Visual Art Contests

Students are invited to submit an essay or 2D artwork to express their vision of “Inspire. Challenge. Connect.,” the theme of the 3rd Annual MLK Breakfast of January 18, 2016 at St Cloud State University. Community members can also participate by sending their essays and arts. 

More information on the contest and submissions!!!

  • Oratory Contest

The College of St. Benedict and St John’s University presents an intercollegiate oratory contest for college students from St Cloud and surrounding cities to create a short five minute speech revolving around the theme: From "A Time to Break Silence: This I believe to be the privilege and the burden of all of us who deem ourselves bound by allegiances and loyalties which are broader and deeper than nationalism and which go beyond our nation's self-defined goals and positions. We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy, for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers".

The award ceremony for the winners will be held on January 18, 2016 at 7pm at St. John’s University in the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, MN 56321. Monetary prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. For more info, contact Brandyn Woodard at

Submission and more information!!!

  • Art Contest at St. Cloud Technical and Community College

St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC) is hosting an art competition to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The artwork of the top three winners will be displayed at the St Cloud State University Art Gallery. This competition is only for students who are currently enrolled at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. 

DEADLINE: Submit your artwork to room 1-157 (SCTCC) by Jan. 13th, 2016 by 8:00am. For more information contact: Sangeeta Jha at-

Get Involved

We are always in need of committed and thoughtful volunteers to ensure the activities of the committee remain a continuing tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a continuing opportunity to educate our community about Dr. King’s life and contributions. We invite students to join this effort.  Many different jobs are available, from event planning to publicity promotion.  For more information, please contact