Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday of Service

Join Sweet Potato Comfort Pie in honoring Martin Luther King’s 95th birthday and our 10 years of Origins. We are looking forward to coming together and sharing stories — uplifting one another through our shared commonalities and differences, all while enjoying a delicious catered meal and a slice of sweet potato comfort pie.

This year’s theme is “Our Origins Travel Onward“. Mark your calendar for this free hybrid event! We recommend registering soon, as seats will fill up fast!

Pre-Program Reception: A pre-program will begin promptly at 1:15 PM with a special poetic tribute during the “Character Values: Upholding Our Beloved Community” photo exhibit, all while you enjoy live music.

The Main Program: the main program will begin at 2:00 PM with the Pie Procession of 95 pies led by community members to honor Dr. King. This simple but powerful act of preparing and sharing sweet potato pie is a revered practice for comforting one another and strengthening our human connection. There will be presentations, awards, and critical racial dialogues among participants — all done in the spirit of Ubuntu to remind us that each of us is who we are because of our beloved community. Our keynote speaker is television news anchor and Emmy-award-winning television news reporter Shayla Reaves. Other entertainment includes Mari Harris, and the Heart and Soul Drum Academy.


Jan 14 2024


1:15 pm - 4:30 pm


The Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley