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Freedom Walk slated for Thursday evening

The public is invited to participate in Bemidji's annual "Freedom Walk" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot by Paul and Babe statues to the Beaux Arts Ballroom on the Bemidji State University campus.

A program will be held on campus from 6-7:30 p.m. to commemorate the civil rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The keynote speaker this year is

Jason Connell, the event's keynote speaker, will give a presentation titled "Changing the World 101."

Anyone wanting to participate in the event but unable to join the walk, can go directly to the BSU campus for the program portion.

The event, along with chili, cornbread, coffee and hot cider is free.

For additional information, contact Chinwuba Okafor at (218) 755-2713.