Date(s) - Mon, Jan 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Northfield Human Rights Commission is pleased to be hosting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at Emmaus Church, 712 Linden Street North from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The theme of the event is “We All Count.” Members of the Complete Count Committee and the League of Women Voters will have information tables. The event will feature speaker Joan Hepburn and performances from the Northfield Youth Choir and the Justice Choir.
Joan Hepburn has been an associate professor of English at St. Olaf College for 33 years. She currently teaches courses in English, Race and Ethnic Studies, and Africa and the African Diaspora. She specializes in West African Drama in English and has offered a wide array of classes across disciplines. Her written work focuses on the intersection of cultural diversity and relationships to power.
The event will also announce the recipient of the 2020 Human Rights Award. The recipient is a local individual, group or organization that has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the advancement of human rights in the Northfield area, either through volunteer or professional efforts.
All are welcome to the event.