"The Color of Unity": A Community Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children".  This was a part of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech at the Lincoln Memorial in August, 1963.  The message continues to have great relevance for today when we are seeing that justice still is not being delivered fairly among all of those who live in this country.
 
The Northfield Human Rights Commission invites everyone to join us for the 22nd annual community celebration honoring the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The theme this year is The Color of Unity as we work to make our community one in which all people are valued and accepted for who they are.
 
The program will be held on Monday, January 18th7:00-8:15pm, at Emmaus Church, 712 North Linden Street.  The program will be emceed by Sharon Lane-Getaz, of St. Olaf.  There will be performances by Northfield Dance Academy, Ann Gregory-Bjorklund and Craig Wasner, and Northfield High School Players.  A talk will be given by Sara Small, St. Olaf sophomore, about Black Lives Matter.  The annual Human Rights Award will also be given.  This year's recipient will be Susan Sanderson, honoring her years of passionate and energetic work for the youth of our community, both professionally and as a volunteer.  Of special note is her ten years heading up the Northfield Middle School TORCH program.  
 
Join others in the community for this event.  It is free and open to everyone.  Refreshments will be served at the end.  The Human Rights Commission would like to acknowledge the generosity of those participating as well as area businesses, organizations, and individuals who contribute to make this community celebration possible.
 
"God created our skin tones with beautiful variety, but all of our souls are the same color."  Dave Willis
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