MLK Day events finalized

Plans are set for this year’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. This year’s theme is centered around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Give Us the Ballot and We Will Transform the South.”
On Sunday, January 19, the Twin Ports MLK Inter-Faith Service will be held at Gloria Dei Luthern Church in Duluth at 4 p.m. There will be an inclusive worship service that will include various faiths within the community. Light refreshments will be served. The service will be interpreted into American Sign Language.
On Monday, January 20, the MLK Breakfast will be held at Holy Family Catholic church at 7 a.m. The featured speaker is former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who will be delivering a speech in Minneapolis that will be shown on a large screen here in Duluth. This event is free and open to the public.
Gather at Washington Center at 10 a.m. for snacks and hot beverages, free buttons and poster supplies to prepare for the unity march against systemic racism and oppression. The march starts promptly at 11 a.m. and the route is from Washington Center through downtown to the DECC where the MLK Rally will begin at noon.
The keynote speaker at the rally is Autumn Brown. Performers will include the Miziiweykaamikiinaang drum group, the ARE Poets, and the Major Atraktion Dance Group. The Drum Major for Peace Awards will be announced.
Visit the Duluth NAACP website at www.naacpduluth.org for more information.

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