Martin Luther King Day 2009

While the biggest news about Martin Luther King Day this year is the movement to make the day “A day on, not a day off,” recruiting people to volunteer and give back to the community, as Dr. King did, there are more traditional observances as well, and many are listed below. For a more reflective look back with one of Minnesota’s civil rights pioneers, read about Matthew Little. And, if you are looking forward to Inauguration Day on January 20, which seems to many like an extension of Martin Luther King Day this year, see Kathlyn Stone’s round-up of Minnesota inauguration day events and celebrations.MONDAY, JANUARY 19Breakfast “Because of His Dream, I Can… Lead, Grow, Inspire.”Sponsored by the General Mills Foundation and United Negro College Fund7:00 amMPLS Convention Center, Ballroom A; 1301 Second Ave S; Minneapolis, MN 55403; conv_ctr@ci.minneapolis.mn.usKeynote: General Colin L. Powell, live broadcastTicket Price: $30.00 per person (sold out)Phone: (612) 335-6000Fax: (612) 335-6757http://www.minneapolisconventioncenter.com/Martin Luther King Community BreakfastsCentral Presbyterian ChurchThe Central Mission ChurchFaith United Methodist ChurchFree, but registration required. Registration period has ended.7:00 am – 9:00 amA Dream For Change with T. Mychael RamboMonday, Jan. Continue Reading

A day on, not a day off: Martin Luther King Day 2008

“Make Martin Luther King Day a day on, not a day off!” urge organizers this year. The effort has strong leadership from the top. In a press release, Michelle Obama explains:
Dr. King taught us to live a life of service, and he led by example. He once said:”If you want to be important — wonderful. Continue Reading