MLK Celebration Event, Friday, Jan. 19, Room T.1400

MLK Bridging Event at Minneapolis College

Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis College) will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration event on Friday, January 19, 2018, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. The event will take place on campus in Room T.1400, first floor, in the Technical Building at 1501 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis.

Keynote Speaker Erika Huggins at MCTC

Keynote speaker will be Ericka Huggins, educator, former Black Panther Party member, and political prisoner, human rights activist and poet. For 37 years Ericka has lectured in the United States, and internationally on human rights, Restorative Justice and, the role of spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting social change. She highlights the importance of inclusive grassroots movements that honor the voices of the marginalized, especially youth.

Ericka's work as a speaker and facilitator is based in her belief in the greatness of each human heart. She believes that each of us has the ability to look there for the answers to questions about the future of our world.

Other highlights in the program include an African drum and dance ensemble and an ancestral remembrance libation ceremony.

Free-participation service projects (blanket making and sandwich making) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will precede the program.

Door prizes will be awarded and box lunch will be served.

For more information, please contact the Minneapolis College African American Education Empowerment Program Coordinator at 612-200-5337.

About Minneapolis Community and Technical College:

Minneapolis College is a member of the Minnesota State System, and offers students more than 130 liberal arts, career and technical programs designed to prepare them for good jobs in high-demand professions or transfer to a four-year college or university. Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Minneapolis College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually in credit and non-credit programs.