"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died April 4, 1968, and here we are 52 years later celebrating his life and legacy", said keynote speaker, Roszalyn Akins.
The MLK Observance Committee organized the day's events. Day, Conway said that he's gearing up for Davos and "agrees with numerous things that Dr. Martin Luther King stood for" in one breath.
The January 20th MLK Holiday celebration was the culmination of four days of planned activities created by Martin Luther King, Jr. While we may not be completely there, we are continuing the fight that King and his predecessors started. "You would see a community exist in more of a different way".
Kieffer is the volunteer coordinator for the Early Childhood Literacy Intervention Program Services [ECLIPSE] at UW-Eau Claire.
After the performances, event-goers were able to connect with black businesses and organizations in the community, and enjoy a soul food luncheon that celebrated the rich culture of Port Richmond High School students.
"So this means a great deal to me".
"His dream was about equality, not just for the black people, but for all people who are affected by the inequality of our country", he said.
Poe said having more open discussions will help to bring the community together. "We've come a long way, but there's still so much work that needs to be done around racial justice", Poe said.
For Kieffer, the Community Table is an important resource in Eau Claire.
Conway would then go on to double down on her thoughts, creating an imaginary synopsis insisting that Dr. King would be in support of Donald Trump. "If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country's antireligious laws".