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2018 Governor's Council on the MLK Day Celebration

  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 345 Washington Street Saint Paul, MN, 55102 United States (map)

On January 15, 2018, Governor Dayton will host his final Martin Luther King Day, Jr. Day Celebration. Governor Dayton has been a champion for social justice, civil rights and economic empowerment. We want his last MLK event to be special and impactful for the community. The celebration will consist of a youth rally, musical acts, an awards ceremony honoring Minnesotans who are making a difference for all of us, and a celebratory program featuring amazing speakers. This year we anticipate that the celebration will draw more than one thousand people in attendance.

This year is the 32nd Annual MLK Celebration put on by the Governor's Council. The theme of our celebration this year is, “Life's most persistentquestion is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

Governor Mark Dayton
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter
Representative Ilhan Omar

The Billingsley School of Music & Arts
Maria Isa

Hosted by KSTP Anchor Brandi Powell

8:30am Doors Open for Youth Rally
9:00am Youth Rally Begins
9:30am Doors Open for Celebration Program
10:00am Celebration Program Begins

The event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP to let us know you'll be there and share with your friends!

*ASL interpreters and CART services will be available on site.

Visit this link for a statement from the Governor's Office:

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Later Event: January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration