Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast
Dr. Karen J. Thorpe, then-Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, initiated the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast on January 15, 1992. At the first MLK Peace Breakfast, about 50 people from the campus and Denver community gathered in the old Student Union (now Plaza Building) to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy. The MLK Peace Breakfast was created to commemorate the philosophy and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by promoting diversity and equality for all humanity, within our campus community and the Denver community at-large.
The key component of the MLK Peace Breakfast is the awards ceremony which acknowledges and celebrates individuals within MSU Denver and the Denver community who keep the spirit and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive through their actions and contributions to peace, justice, diversity, equality, and social change.