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MLK Day breakfast

Friday, January 10, 2014

Donna Brazile, political strategist and televison pundit

Donna Brazile, political strategist and televison pundit.

A breakfast at St. Cloud State will celebrate civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr., and inspire attendees to live out his legacy of service.

The Martin Luther King Jr., Breakfast is 7-11 a.m. Jan. 20 in the ballroom of Atwood Memorial Center. Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and $1.50 an hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” King once said. Each year, Americans answer that question by coming together on MLK Day to serve their neighbors and communities. 

Keynote speaker, Donna Brazile, will join via simulcast from the Minneapolis General Mills Martin Luther King Jr., Breakfast. Brazile is a veteran political strategist, adjunct professor, author, television pundit and syndicated columnist. The theme of her address is “Re-imagining the Future: Education, Equity, Opportunities and Economic Stability.”

The program will include a panel reflecting on Brazile's remarks and discussing St. Cloud’s future. Sixty-four community champions will be responsible for facilitating table conversations.

Representatives from local nonprofit organizations will discuss and promote volunteer opportunities. Local musicians, artists and interfaith leaders will share music, readings, prayers and a call to action.

The Dexter R. Stanton Coloring and Essay Contest will precede the breakfast. It includes a coloring contest for grades K-4 and essays contests for grades 5-8, grades 9-12 and college students. Winners will be announced during the breakfast. 

Visit the Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative website for coloring contest information, the registration link and the application materials.

A clergyman, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, King earned fame and a Nobel Prize for his non-violent approach to social and political change. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968.

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