Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service

The Power of Unity

January 16, 2017


Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN

Upper Conference Center

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy of fighting for social and economic equality through activism and service, Southwest Minnesota State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Access, Opportunity, Success will be hosting a community breakfast. The program will include, words by SMSU personnel and Marshall community leaders, a performance by SeVy Gospel Quartet from Minneapolis, and a viewing of the General Mills Foundation and United Negro College Fund sponsored simulcast of The MLK Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The simulcast will feature author and activist Myrlie Evers-Williams, the wife of murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers. Following the simulcast will be a community discussion panel and a service-learning project with Food4Kids. This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required to attend. 

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Monday, January 16, 2017- Volunteer and Services Fair, 9:30am- 10:30am Upper Conference Center

Monday, January 16, 2017 – Food4Kids Packing event, 10:30am-11:30am Agape Fellowship 301 N. High Marshall, MN 56258

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Monday, January 16, 2017- Diversity Book Club, reading: A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota 12:30pm-1:30pm CH 225

Additional Service-Learning Project:

United Against Hunger: Sponsored by United Way of Southwest Minnesota 

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A special thank you to our sponsors:

SMSU Sponsors

Center for Civic Engagement

Black Student Union

History Club

Sociology Club

Feminist Club

Social Science Department


Community Sponsors

Marshall Community Services

Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce

Marshall Are YMCA

United Way

Western Community Action

Literacy Volunteers of Southwest Minnesota

Marshall-Lyon County Library and Friends of the Library



If you would like to sponsor this event, click here.


Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate should call the SMSU University Relations Office at 1-800-642-0648 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1800-627-3529. Please call 5 days in advance of event.

Last Modified: 8/8/17 3:17 PM