Governer Mark Dayton has created a commission to sponsor a statewide celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Governor’s commission will be working in tandem with all the other Councils (Black Minnesotans, Asian Pacific Minnesotans, Chicano-Latino Affairs, and Minnesota Indian Affairs) to make sure this year’s event is a success. The celebration this year will focus on “moving beyond tolerance to allophilia.” The word “Allophilia” has it roots in the Greek language and involves the tenants of kinship, engagement, enthusiasm, and peace. It is defined as having an affinity, positive perspective, and a liking and loving for indiciduals and groups that are of “the other.” Allophilia provides each of us with a framing foundation of shared humanity and a language with which to move forward from a place of tolerance, to one of enthusiastic engagement of the other.
Please join us in celebrating the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday January 21st, 2013
Saint Paul Central High School
275 North Lexington Parkway
Saint Paul, MN 55104
8:30am – State Council on Black Minnesotans 2013 Legislative Agenda Development Discussion
10:40am – Re-enactment of Historic Civil Rights March (Begin at Dunning Field Tennis Courts on Marshall Ave) *Students and organizations are encouraged to attend and dsiplay positive, creative colorful banners
11:00am – Keynotes address delivered by Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey
12:00pm – Recorded Telecast of President Barack Obama Inauguration and Sampling of Cultural Foods from local vendors