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Join the 2021 MLK Day Celebration!

Virtual Celebration Premieres Jan. 18 at 10:30 am

Next Monday, Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan will host the 35th Annual State of Minnesota Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration!

Let’s come together to honor Dr. King’s vision of a Beloved Community. We’ll discuss how Dr. King fought for justice and love, worked to end racism and poverty, and what this means today.

This virtual event is not to be missed and is geared towards students and youth. On behalf of the Governor’s MLK Council, we can’t wait to celebrate with you!


Photo of Matthew A. Cherry and the cover of the book Hair LoveWe’re excited Matthew A. Cherry is the keynote! He’s an award-winning director, writer, and producer. His animated short film and book, Hair Love, follows the relationship between Zuri, her natural hair, and her father. It’s a powerful story about family, love, and loving ourselves. Check out Hair Love before or after the celebration!

Activity and Discussion Guides

Building on Dr. King’s work to make systematic change to end hate and discrimination requires intentionality. As part of the 2021 MLK Day Celebration, you can download an activity guide for all ages and a discussion guide for families, schools, organizations, and more.

Download the Guides:

Event Details

When: Celebration premieres at 10:30 am on January 18. The video will remain available indefinitely. 
WhereGovernor’s YouTube Channel
Accessibility: ASL and CART services will be provided in the video. 
Languages: Video will be captioned in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.
Content copied from email from Minnesota Department of Human Rights division of the City of Minneapolis
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