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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service 2019

Stronger Together
Dream Together

8–10 a.m. Jan. 21
River’s Edge Convention Center
Haws Room
10 Fourth Ave. South
St. Cloud, Minnesota


The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service honors the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this day we commemorate Dr. King's dream of a multiracial nation united in justice, peace, and reconciliation.

Keynote Address

Wil Haygood

The breakfast will feature a keynote address by best-selling author, prize-winning journalist, acclaimed biographer and cultural historian Wil Haygood who tells the story of America through the lens of history, politics, sports, race and the lives of change-making African-Americans. Best known as the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Butler and Showdown, his work has chronicled America’s civil rights journey through acclaimed biographies of Thurgood Marshall, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Sammy Davis, Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson and Eugene Allen, the real-life inspiration for Lee Daniels’ award-winning film, The Butler.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast is free and open to the public however registration is required. Registration opens November 30, 2018 and closes on January 18, 2019. Seating is limited. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m.

Major Sponsors

St. Cloud State’s Sesquicentennial commemorates the University’s 150-year heritage of offering students an education that prepares them for life, work and citizenship in an intellectually vibrant, inclusive and diverse campus community.

Support for the University’s signature 150th anniversary year events is made possible in part by our Founding Partners: Chartwells and Granite Equity Partners and their member companies Microbiologics, DeZurik and GeoComm.



Will there be food options for vegans and vegetarians?

The breakfast menu will have non-pork, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly food items available.

Where is the best place to park?

Visit the River's Edge Convention Center website for directions and parking information. The event will take place in the Haw's Room.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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