- Monday, January 20
- 7:00 – 9:00 am
- Olson Campus Center Dining Room
- Live Streaming of the 30th ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY BREAKFAST
- Music by the Poetic Diaspora
- More information at http://www.mlkbreakfast.com
“An individual has not started living until he can RISE above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King’s eloquent words are as relevant today as they were more than 50 years ago. Dr. King was trying to help us understand that we must not only care about the issues that impact our immediate community but that we must rise above and understand the world as others experience it. Building empathy and fighting for issues that do not directly impact us is the only way that we can truly improve our world. Until all of us can live with dignity, none of us can.
Each year, the General Mills Foundation and UNCF present an annual MLK Holiday Breakfast to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit the UNCF MLK Legacy Scholarship.
This year’s keynote speaker is The Honorable Eric H. Holder Jr., the former Attorney General of the United States and the first African-American to serve in that position.
With the help of countless volunteers, Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul hosts breakfasts at multiple neighborhood locations, featuring a live broadcast of the General Mills event as well as a hot breakfast and local programming. Thanks to Luther Seminary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee, the seminary is one of the sites for 2020.