Metropolitan State University of Denver invites Roadrunners and community members to recognize individuals who champion justice by submitting nominations for the MLK Peace Awards. Nominations are due Nov. 30, and MSU Denver will celebrate awardees during the annual MLK Peace Breakfast on Jan. 12. 

Since 1992, the MLK Peace Breakfast and awards have honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event transcends mere ceremony, offering a significant acknowledgment of those striving to improve their communities and pursue justice, continuing the work that King espoused.

This year’s themeFight the Power reflects a commitment to equity and the courage to challenge the status quo, principles deeply rooted in King’s teachings.

The event will include a keynote discussion with:

  • Maryum “May May” Ali, public speaker, social worker, author and daughter of Muhammad Ali
  • Khalid el-Hakim, Ph.D., founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum
  • Professor Griff, a cultural analyst, educator, writer, producer, musician and co-founder of Public Enemy.

Tickets will open for sale soon. Watch the Early Bird and the MLK Peace Breakfast webpage for details.