(FOX 9) - Monday marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Whether its in-person or virtually, here are ways you can celebrate the legacy of MLK in the Twin Cities area:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14
PAINT FOR PEACE (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Zanewood Recreation Center, 7100 - Zane Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55429
Description: A painting event led by local artist, Flahn Manly, to encourage community healing and form a sense of peace through art and social engagement. Snacks and community resources will be provided.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15
MLK NOW 2022 (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center - 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Description: Panel discussions & conversations led by Black community activists, business leaders, business owners, politicians, educators and more. Live entertainment, Black-owned food vendors, children's activities and gaming room. Event is focused on 5 main segments: The Black Family, Changing Policy Community Forum, The Black Agenda, Embracing Our Black Youth, Celebration of Black Culture.
More info: https://mlknow2022.com/
KIDX: MLK I HAVE A DREAM (Take Home | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Location: KidX Court, Lower Level near Shoe Dept. Encore - Maplewood Mall - 3001 White Bear Ave N, Maplewood, MN 55109-1200
Description: Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with a take home craft kit. We'll be sharing our hopes, aspirations and dreams on our Cloud wall near the KidX Court.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16
41ST ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. TRIBUTE CONCERT (Virtual | 4 p.m.)
Description: A special virtual tribute livestreamed from Ted Mann Concert Hall intermixing the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with musical performances from U of M students and the greater Twin Cities community. Hosted and curated by U of M School of Music alumnus G. Phillip Shoultz, III of VocalEssence.
MONDAY, JANUARY 17
32ND ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY BREAKFAST (Virtual | 8:45 a.m.)
Description: Hear from keynote speaker, CNN Host and Senior Legal Analyst, Laura Coates, Emcee and spoken word artist, H. Adam Harris, Speaker, Michael L. Lomax, PH.D, Moderator, Angela Davis and special musical guest, KNOWN.
More info: https://www.mlkbreakfast.com/
REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY CELEBRATION (In-person/Virtual | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Locaiton: Powderhorn Recreation Center - 3400 15th Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55407
Description: A showcase of visual and performing artists dedicated to every person, organization, group, business, and elected and appointed leaders who believe in, and will begin or continue to champion equal rights in voting for everyone in these United States. Attend the celebration in person at Powderhorn Park or watch the live stream on YouTube and Facebook to participate.
MORE INFO: https://www.ppna.org/mlkcelebration
U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION TO LEAD SPECIAL Q&A SESSION WITH AMERICORPS MEMBERS SERVING IN SCHOOLS (Virtual | 10-10:30 a.m.)
Description: U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona will participate in a question and answer session with AmeriCorps members who serve in schools across the country on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
2022 BOLD CONVERSATIONS: VOLUNTEERISM AND EQUITY (Virtual | 1-2:15 p.m.)
Description: This event will focus on volunteerism and the role that it plays in the journey toward a more equitable community and tangible actions that people can take. Speakers will include Seena Hodges, The Woke Coach; Renay Dossman, President of Neighborhood Development Center (NDC); Adair Mosley, President and CEO of Pillsbury United Communities; and Danielle Grant, President and CEO of AchieveMPLS.
REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION (Virtual | 6:30-8 p.m.)
Description: An evening celebration at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center with speakers, live entertainment and the presentation of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Living the Dream award.