On Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the community will come together to show unity, promote equity and embrace our differences during the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast.

The cities of Prior Lake, Savage, Credit River and Spring Lake Township, along with Prior Lake Rotary, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools and several other service organizations and faith communities will host a free event that is open to the public.

"Now in its second year, our cities and townships, service organizations and faith leaders, along with the school district have become great partners both in the celebration of Dr. King’s legacy and to strengthen our community," said Prior Lake Mayor, Kirt Briggs.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast event began in 2022 when the Prior Lake Rotary's Equity and Inclusion Committee partnered with Prior Lake High School’s Student Advisory Group. The groups and their partners are now building on that success.

"Recognizing the successes of Dr. Martin Luther King and other BIPOC leaders is essential to rewriting the narrative for all minority communities, proving that throughout history we have overcome and will continue to overcome adversity," said Ava Wheelock, President of the Native American Student Coalition.

Savage Mayor, Janet Williams added: "This event is a wonderful way to authentically engage and join voices as we work to address race, equity, diversity and inclusion in our communities."

Lisa Quinn, Spring Lake Township Supervisor, said there are few events that bring so many entities together.

"The MLK, Jr. Day Breakfast is a beautiful way to recognize our partnerships while honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King," she said.

During the event, students will recite Dr. King's, "I Have a Dream" speech. Guests will also hear keynote speaker, Jurgis Didžiulis, an internationally renowned musician and humanitarian who combines music performance and motivational speaking on the topics of diversity and unity highlighting the messages of Dr. King in his talk titled, "We all Speak Human."

Guests will also have an opportunity to learn about volunteer service opportunities put together by the Prior Lake-Savage Interfaith Community.

Sponsors for the event are: Prior Lake Rotary, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools, City of Prior Lake, City of Savage, City of Credit River, Spring Lake Township, Savage Rotary, Prior Lake-Savage Lions, Prior Lake Optimist Club, Laker Educational Foundation, Prior Lake-Savage Interfaith Community and Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church.

If you go

  • Date: Monday, Jan. 16
  • Time: 7:30-10 a.m.
  • Place: Prior Lake High School, 7575 150th St. W, Savage