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January 17, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Virtual event

Martin Luther King Jr.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Monday, January 17, 2022

The Northfield Human Rights Commission is pleased to be hosting the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. The theme of the event is “social action.” The event will feature Reverend Cindy Maddox, musical performances, and an open microphone for audience members to share a brief memory or vision inspired by Dr. King.

Northfield Area Schools Superintendent Matt Hillmann will be presented with the 2022 Human Rights Award. The award is given to a local individual, group or organization that has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the advancement of human rights in the Northfield area, either through volunteer or professional efforts.


Welcome: Barbara Wornson, Human Rights Committee chair

Greetings from the City of Northfield: Rhonda Pownell, mayor

Tribute to Father Denny: Lucy Miron and Mar Valdecantos “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Human Rights Award: Lucy Miron, presenter, Matt Hillmann, recipient, superintendent, Northfield Area Public Schools

Musical Performance: Laura Baker Services Choir and Clients, Let’s Take A Step

Speaker: Reverend Cindy Maddox, senior pastor, First UCC Northfield

Comments / open microphone: ZOOM participants are invited to briefly share a memory or vision inspired by Dr. King.

Closing: Barbara Wornson

Watching or participating in the event

Watch part 1 of the MLK event

Join part 2 of the MLK event (speaker and discussion) via Zoom

Meeting ID: 867 5763 0237

Passcode: 789318

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Special thanks

  • City of Northfield
  • Northfield Library
  • Laura Baker Services
  • Northfield residents working to improve our community
  • Human Rights Commission members: Barbara Wornson, Mar Valdecantos, Lucy Miron and Linda Larson, who assisted with celebration planning
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