Feb 7, 2012

'Dream Alive'

Joe Rogers, who served as the youngest lieutenant governor in the United States during his time in Colorado, presented “The Dream Alive,” as a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement today in the gymnasium of the Brainerd campus at Central Lakes College. The commentary took 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 audience included about 250 high school students from Brainerd, Onamia, and Isle, along with many CLC students and staff. Rogers also met with the sponsoring CLC Diversity Leadership Council and members of the CLC student senate for a working lunch on "The Content of Your Character -- What it Takes to Be Young and Lead" and convened a session in the afternoon that was open to all CLC students. The topic: "Diversity -- the New Frontier in American Leadership."  Co-sponsors for the Black History Month activity were the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Student Life, and the CLC Office of Diversity.
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