Non-ICC Sponsored Day of Service Events and Activities

Here are some extra events that you can attend as your Day of Service if our ICC events fill up!

Also listed are links to articles, tests, and videos to learn more about civil rights issues in the USA and Minnesota.

Be sure to share any pictures on social media with our hashtags #ICCofMN and #MLKDayMN!


Events to Attend on January 21st


State of MN Governor’s Council MLK Day Celebration on Monday, January 21

Youth Rally 9am-10am

MLK Program 10am-12pm

Topic: Women of Color in STEM

Free & Open to Public - available for live watch on TPT, limited seating available

Ordway Center Atrium - 345 Washington Street St. Paul, MN 55102

MLK Family Activities @ Minnesota History Center

Family day of music, poetry, and celebration. The VocalEssence youth choir will perform (see below), poets will lead a reading and discussion titled “We Have a Dream and a Prediction,” and families can drop in to work on art activities and service projects. Plus, stop in to see The 1968 Exhibit before it closes

$6-12 museum admission.


Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations in Minneapolis Parks

11am-2pm: Powderhorn Recreation Center

3-4pm: Central Gym

6:30-7:30pm: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center

Free & Open to the public


MLK Holiday Breakfast - Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul

7 – 9:30 am on January 21st, 2019

There are multiple locations and some require a reservation.

Cost is $5.

Be sure to check out the Events Calendar for more events on MLK Day to attend!

Learning Resources about the History of Minnesota and MLK Day

The Implicit Association Test through Harvard's Project Implicit

The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report.

Civil rights history of Saint Paul through MN Department of Human Rights

6 short videos that look back on MN’s statehood and Civil Rights milestones.

What does it mean to be American?  

Nine American citizens describe their struggle to belong in a nation that both embraces and rejects them.

Housing inequities in the Twin Cities

North at a Crossroads: A documentary about North Minneapolis and the history of redlining in Minneapolis.

State of the Nation’s Housing Report 2018: A thorough overview of the state of housing in America. Plus the full report written by researchers at Harvard University can be downloaded as a PDF.

Mapping Prejudice is attempting to digitally document the history of racial housing covenants in Minnesota. The effort seeks to raise awareness regarding how neighborhoods in Minnesota developed, and how discriminatory the housing system was and still is. The website provides information on the history of racial covenants, redlining, and housing discrimination. In addition, the site describes the efforts of the people researching the topic and invites people to volunteer by helping to digitally document old housing covenants.

On display at the Hennepin History Museum, “Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis” explores the history of racial housing discrimination in Minneapolis. Ends on January 20th!!