Jan 31, 2012

'The Dream Alive'

In observance of Black History Month, the Central Lakes College Diversity Leadership Council on Tuesday, Feb. 7 will host a free, public presentation, “The Dream Alive,” as a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Co-sponsor is the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. The 90-minute presentation starts at 10 a.m. in the Brainerd campus gymnasium. Joe Rogers (shown), who served as the youngest lieutenant governor in the United States during his time in Colorado, presents the moving remembrance. “The Dream Alive” is an acclaimed, positive and uplifting dedication that has been presented at colleges, corporations and conferences throughout the country. The commentary will take audience members back in time to the renowned 1963 March on Washington where King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech -- to his final words delivered in 1968 in Memphis, Tenn. The Central Lakes College Diversity Leadership Council has invited college and high school students, faculty, staff, members of the Center for Lifelong Learning, and the greater community to come to the Brainerd campus for a remarkable morning in dedication to keeping the dream alive!