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Posted on: January 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] MLK Day Human Rights Celebration

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The Chaska Human Rights Commission will host the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Human Rights Celebration at the Chaska Event Center on Monday, January 17 at 8:00 a.m. 

The program is free to attend and will feature a keynote address from Jonathan Palmer. Palmer is the Executive Director for Hallie Q. Brown Community Center (HQB), a 93-year-old African American nonprofit social service agency in St. Paul, Minn. Through his work at HQB and beyond, Palmer has a wealth of experience in community-based activism, leadership, and volunteer work. 

The celebration will also include excerpts of Martin Luther King Jr. speeches read by Chaska High School Speech Team members, the presentation of the 2021 Chaska Human Rights Award, and performances by local musicians.  

If you can't make it in-person, you can catch a broadcast of the program on Comcast channel 14 and the Chaska Community Television YouTube channel. 

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