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Jan. 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day brunch features civil rights activist Rosalyn Pelles

Civil rights activist Rosalyn Pelles will give the keynote speech at UND’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day brunch, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in the Small Ballroom, Memorial Union. It is open to all.

You are invited to attend and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme of the event, “Where do we go from here?” from Dr. King’s speech on Aug. 16, 1967, is timely as our University engages in diversity, equity, and inclusion work for a better tomorrow.

Civil rights activist Rosalyn Pelles has a five-decade history of social justice activism, beginning with work as a teenager in the Congress of Racial Equality. She is an activist and community leader who continues to engage in social justice work.

The event will also honor the work being done in the University campus community by recognizing the recipients of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice Award. The award is given to individuals who actively demonstrate a commitment to social justice in the UND community. These individuals strive for social change, advocate for diverse students, faculty, and staff, and have made a significant impact on our community. Award recipients are selected by the Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee.

“We are looking forward to recognizing individuals who are actively engaged in social change and those who are making a significant impact in our community. There is no better day to do that then on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day,” said Stacey Borboa Peterson, UND director of student diversity & inclusion.

Add the event to your calendar.