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Feb 06th

Celebrate the Dream: MLK Events 2008

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National Martin Luther King holiday, Monday, Jan. 21. Listing of events celebrating the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Celebrate the Dream" - Jan. 15
"Celebrate the Dream": Minneapolis Community and Technical College's 18th annual birthday tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.- Jan. 15, 7pm (doors open at 6pm) at The Basilica of Saint Mary , 16th & Hennepin Ave., Mpls. Hosted by Roxanne Battle, with featured music by James Grear & Company and Nu Friends community Choir.

Auxiliary bishop of New Orleans leads globally-influenced MLK presentation -Jan 20
Sun., Jan. 20, 9:30 - 1:15 pm at The Basilica of Saint Mary, Hennepin and 17th St. downtown Minneapolis. Shelton Fabre, auxiliary bishop of New Orleans, leads The Basilica of Saint Mary in celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In addition to presiding over two celebratory Masses at 9:30 and 11:30am at the Main Church, he also will deliver the keynote speech at The Basilica's annual Fredrick and Mary Noble Lecture at 1:15 pm in the church's Teresa of Calcutta Hall. Bishop Fabre will present on "Global Communion and the Celebration of the Eucharist" - a topic that aims to inform parishioners and the Minneapolis community about the universality of the Catholic Church, and the global connectivity established by the celebration of Communion and the Eucharist.

"From Every Voice": A Concert Honoring MLK, Jr. - Jan. 20
Sun. Jan. 20, 4:00 p.m. at Ted Mann Concert Hall on the West Bank of the U of M Twin Cities campus, 2128 4th St. S., Mpls. This year's concert features gospel quintet The Steeles, one of Minneapolis' most popular musical acts. Free. No registration or tickets are required. Sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Office for Equity and Diversity and the School of Music. INFO: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 612-624-0594, or visit

Minnesota State Baptists Convention Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - Jan. 20
Sun. Jan. 20, 6 pm at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2519 Lyndale Avenue North, Mpls. Dr. Henry Lyons, past President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and current Pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida, will deliver the keynote address. Melvin Williams, lead singer of the legendary Williams Brothers, is the featured musician. In addition, the Minnesota State Baptist Convention will pay tribute to Minneapolis Black police officers, several of whom recently were demoted by current Minneapolis police chief Tim Dolan. For more information, contact New Salem Missionary Baptist Church at 612-522-2951 or call Hattie Webb, Public Relations Director, Minnesota State Baptist Convention, 612-272-19987-cell.

Free Community Breakfast - Jan. 21
7-9:30am Community breakfasts to celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Participants will be served a free, hot breakfast, all local breakfasts start at the same time and are held in St. Paul: Eastside Breakfast, First Covenant Church, 1280 Arcade St. Summit- University Breakfast, Central Baptist Church, 1280 Arcade St. West Side/ West St. Paul Breakfast, Our Lady of Guadalupe catholic Church, 401 Concord St. Downtown/ West 7th Breakfast, Science Museum, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd. Registration is required and is open from Dec.27 2007- Jan.14, 2008. To register, call the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches at (651) 789-3877, or go to

Holiday Breakfast - Jan. 21
Minneapolis Convention Center, Ballroom A, 1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis. General Mill Foundation and the United Negro College Fund are pleased to present the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Hosted by Charlayne Hunter-Gault, PBS TV and public radio show host, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information, call (763) 764-

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