Screen Shot 2013-01-17 at 12.38.16 PMWinona State University will host “We Are the People We Have been Waiting For” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Kryzsko Commons, East Hall. The event is in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Keynote speaker is the former chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (1961-64). McDew has devoted his life to the issues of social and political change, to the empowerment and development of black leadership, to civil and human rights, and to the fight against racism. McDew recently retired from Metropolitan State University, where he taught classes on the history of the civil rights movement, African-American history, and social and cultural awareness

The event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by WSU Rochester, WSU Winona, WSU College of Education, Southeast Technical College and Target Corporation.

For more Information, contact Alexander Hines at 507 457-5595, email