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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Recap

We're so grateful to everyone who attended and contributed to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration! You made for a meaningful and inspiring celebration of Rev. Dr. King's life and legacy. And special thank you to Aaron Fiskradatz who was our online production engineer for the event. Check out some highlights, links, and resources from the event below.

Connect with the Artists

Cori Lin

I am a midwest-based Japanese//Taiwanese-American illustrator and designer. By visualizing narratives and illuminating concepts, she makes art that fuels action.

Cori illustrated the artwork featured here. Follow Cori on Instagram.

Mikko Blaze

2018 World Karaoke Champion, Mikko Blaze is a Minneapolis Based Singer, Songwriter, DJ, and MC. He's the Lead Singer of Hurricane Karaoke, a Live karaoke band. He is Latinx, Transgender Queer Musicians, singing his heart out all over the world. Visit Mikko's website.

Hip Hop History & The Arts

Prince Salim

My name is Ameer (Salim) I am 18 years old and a Freshman at Concordia University in St.Paul, Born and Raised in St. Paul. My musical influences are artists such as Chance The Rapper and Childish Gambino but my inspirations are My parents and the ones around me who really support me and believe in me achieving my dreams. I'm currently working on a few projects, such as EP's and Albums so for more of my music updates check me out @princexsalim.


Lyrical rapper Rz Shahid strikes a balance between flow, production, and energy to give his fans the full package of his creative expression. @rzwoke

Kueen T (Qween T)

Her name is Kueen T. She’s a 21 yr old black Queen coming straight outta Minneapolis.

HHA Instructor: Niles

Niles is an artist & renaissance man who is the founder of The Avant Garde music and entertainment company that produces concerts featuring Twin Cities artists within the genres of Neo-Soul/R&B, spoken-word poetry, conscious hip-hop, live instrumentalists and visual artists.

He is also founder of the “Hip-Hop, History & The Arts” youth artist development program that he teaches all throughout Minnesota. @nilesgotyou

Pillsbury House + Theatre Chicago Avenue Project

Since 1996, the Chicago Avenue Project has brought local youth together with the Twin Cities’ best adult playwrights, actors, and directors to create and produce original plays The project is not about teaching youth to perform, though they do learn acting—nor is it about teaching them how to write plays, though they learn that, too. The Chicago Avenue Project gives every child—no matter their circumstances—the opportunity to discover that they have a lot of creativity and value to offer. Visit the project website.

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