Concordia St. Paul News

January 10, 2012

2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event

A day-long event in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be taking place Monday, Jan. 16, commencing with a rally at the St. Paul Central High School Auditorium at 9:30 a.m. Attendees will then have the opportunity to take part in a half-mile march to Concordia University. The Gangelhoff Center will host the day’s main program, which includes music, presentations and speeches followed by an education and cultural fair.


Schedule of Events:

9:30-10:30 a.m.
St. Paul Central High School Auditorium
275 N. Lexington Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
The rally kicks off the day’s festivities.

10:35 a.m.
From Central High School to Concordia University.
About 1,500 participants have marched the 1/2 mile every year. Students and organizations can display positive, creative and colorful banners.

Main Program
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Concordia University Gangelhoff Center
Historical digital presentation, music, dance, spoken-word and poetry performers, awards and various elected officials speaking on the legacy of King.

Education/Cultural Fair
1 – 3 p.m.
Concordia University Gangelhoff Arena (behind the stage)

Vendor booths will be sharing information with participants.