Mpls. Convention Center Hosting MLK Breakfast
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Mpls. Convention Center Hosting MLK Breakfast


GET TO THEM WHEN IT’S NOT TOO DARN COLD OUTSIDE. THANKS FOR YOUR NEED BACK. MONDAY IS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING BERTH — BIRTHDAY. THE MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER WILL BE THE SITE OF THE ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY BREAKFAST. DUVAL PATRICK WILL DELIVER THE KEYNOTE SPEECH. THIS IS THE 26th ANNUAL. IT TYPICALLY DRAWS ABOUT 2,000 PEOPLE AND IT’S A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE DR. KING’S LEGACY OF SERVICE AND FOLLOW HIS DREAM OF FREEDOM AND QUALITY. JOINING US IS ANDREA TURNER, THE CHAIR OF THIS YEAR’S BREAKFAST. NICE TO SEE YOU. NICE TO SEE YOU AS WELL. THIS BREAKFAST IS A HUGE DEAL. TELL PEOPLE WHAT THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING THERE IS LIKE. WELL, FIRST OF ALL, IT S IT’S ONE OF THE LARGEST CELEBRATIONS IN THE U.S. LAND WE’RE INCREDIBLY EXCITED IT’S HERE IN THE TWIN CITIES. WHEN YOU’RE INSIDE THE BALLROOM, WHAT YOU FEEL IS A RECONNECTION TO DR. KING’S DREAM. WE HAVE LIVE MUSIC, A CORE RUSS, ENTERTAINERS, SO IT IS BASICALLY A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE KEY NOTE SPEAKER THIS YEAR? I THINK GOVERNOR PATRICK WILL FOCUS ON THIS YEAR’S THEME, WHICH IS CIVIL AND RIGHT. ARE YOU LIVING THE DREAM? AND I THINK HE WILL FOCUS ON WHAT DR. KING BROUGHT AND MORE IMPORTANTLY I THINK HE WILL FOCUS ON WHAT WE HAS EVERY DAY PEOPLE CAN DO. HOW DID YOU GUYS PICK THE GOVERNOR? WELL, THERE’S A COMMITTEE THAT I CHAIR AND WE GO THROUGH VARIOUS PEOPLE WHO’S HAD A PREP FOUND IMPACT IN THE U.S. GOVERNOR PATRICK USED TO BE A U.S. ATTORNEY IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS DEPARTMENT, SO WE THOUGHT IT WAS APPROPRIATE. I IMAGINE THAT MUST BE A FUN GROUP TO GO THROUGH TO LIST OVER SOME INCREDIBLY INSPIRATION HALL PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THE U.S. IT IS. YOU START WITH EVERYONE YOU DREAM AND YOU NARROW THE LIST DOWN BASED ON AVAILABILITY AND OTHER FACTORS. SO A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE TO CHOOSE FROM. TELL US ABOUT THE SERVICE PROJECT NEXT WEEK. THERE WILL BE SEVERAL HUNDRED VOLUNTEERS. YES. WE’RE PROUD TO SAY WE ADDED ANOTHER AND THERE WILL BE 50 COMPANIES. WE HAVE ABOUT 500 PEOPLE WHO ARE SIGNING UP FOR THE BREAKFAST, EXCUSE ME THE VOLUNTEER COALITION. THIS IS OUR SECOND YEAR THAT WE’VE ENLISTED OTHERS FROM A CORPORATE COMMUNITY TO SAY WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN THE TWIN CITIES. SO WE’LL BE VOLUNTEERING WITH KIDS. WE’LL BE WORK AT HOMELESS SHELTERS AND A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES. WE ENCOURAGE EVERY DAY CITIZENS TO JOIN US IN THAT EFFORT. IT’S FUN, YOU HAVE THE VOLUNTEERS. WE HAVE SOME OF THE BEST VOLUNTEERS IN THE COUNTRY. WE KNOW THE BREAKFAST IS SOLD OUT. IT IS. AS IT ALWAYS IS. BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN USE IT’S STREAMED LIVE ONLINE. YOU CAN GO TO WCCO.COM/LINKS AND THE SERVICE VOLUNTEERING. THAT’S THE BEST WAY TO CARRY FORWARD THE DREAM.

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