We are all MLK


Where Do We Go from Here: Living the Legacy of Black History Month

Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 6 p.m. in the T Plaza.

  • Celebrate with inspirational messages, music and food!
  • Event is free and open to the public

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Keynote Speaker Anthony Galloway

Anthony Galloway

Anthony Galloway holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies from Metropolitan State University, and is pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Luther Seminary. Currently, he serves as, Pastor of St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church in Duluth, a member of the Minnesota Council of Churches Reparations Task Force, and a board member for various non-profit and community initiatives. For the past 15 years, Galloway has worked for education equity, engaging youth and adults in racial discourse.

After the murder of George Floyd, Galloway turned his attention to healing discourse work. Galloway also leads a division centered around experiential equity and racial conscious development at Dendros Group, a firm dedicated to cultural change in organizations, and is a founding member of “Counterstories” an award-winning Podcast.

Jazz music performed by Kenne Thomas and Lifeforce

Drawing on his roots, education and international experience, drummer and band leader Kenne Thomas composes and arranges for Lifeforce. The current members have been together since 2018 and their crowd-pleasing, live performances get audiences dancing in the aisles! Watch for their upcoming, energy-filled album, Hennepin Knights.  

“This is the great new problem of humankind. We have inherited a large house, a great world house, in which we must live together—a family unduly separated in ideas, culture, and interest, who, because we can never again live apart, must learn somehow to live with each other in peace. All inhabitants of the globe are now neighbors. This worldwide neighborhood has been brought into being largely because of the modern scientific and technological revolutions… We suffer from a poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. Every (wo)man lives in two realms, the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live. Our problem today is that we have allowed the internal to become lost in the external. We have allowed how we live to outdistance the ends for which we live. Enlarged material powers spell enlarged peril if there is not proportionate growth of the soul… Our hope for creative living in this world house that we have inherited lies in our ability to reestablish the moral ends of our lives in personal character and social justice. Without this spiritual and moral reawakening, we shall destroy ourselves in the misuse of our own instruments."

—Martin Luther King, Jr., The World House (1968)