SSM Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2018

Students attend local breakfast and participate in activities to commemorate the efforts of Dr. King on Monday.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., several SSM students attended an MLK Day Breakfast at South Central Technical College on Monday, January 15, and discussed how they can individually ensure that Dr. King’s work continues to move forward during a special advisory activity.

Tony Huerta-Apanco ’18 delivered a keynote speech at the breakfast, which was attended by a total of 13 SSM students. During that same time, students on campus considered what they can individually do to ensure that Dr. King’s work continues to move forward during their advisory period.

After watching a short video that encapsulated the rise of Dr. King and the civil rights movement in the 1950s, each group discussed ways in which they can stand up against injustice and racism and “press on” with King’s work. The activity concluded with each student writing one way in which they can individually act to push Dr. King’s work forward on a paper cut-out of a foot, including the following remarks:

“Treat people of different races equally, and all with respect and love.”

“Continue to be mindful that love trumps hate.”

Become more involved politically, by calling Minnesota representatives and voting in local elections.”

“Always respect one another in spite of race, and always be open to ideas and understanding.”

“Show love to all, regardless of race, gender, and background.”

“Speak out and stand up for equality and justice.”

All responses are currently featured as part of an SSM “We Must Keep Moving” display in weCreate.