Judge Dannia Edwards, ’83, to Speak at MLK Convocation and Community Celebration

January 16, 2020

Judge Dannia Edwards

Minnesota District Court Judge Dannia Edwards shares her understanding of justice at the 2020 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration on Tuesday, January 28, at 7 p.m. in Albion’s Downtown Bohm Theatre.

A 1983 graduate of Albion College, Edwards was appointed in September 2019 by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz as District Court Judge in the state’s First Judicial District.

Prior to this appointment, Edwards served the First Judicial District as an assistant public defender in the criminal court and has also worked in the public defender’s office on juvenile and child protection cases. She was also serving on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

She worked earlier in her career as a trial attorney in private practice and for the nonprofit Legal Rights Center. Her participation in community and county organizations has included serving as the Minnesota legal representative for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Community Day of Dialogue and Service on January 20

Mike Culliver

Albion’s annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Dialogue and Service begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 20, in the Bohm Theatre with a keynote from local youth advocate Mike Culliver, a 2008 graduate of Albion College. Culliver’s presentation will be followed by workshop opportunities at several downtown locations, then lunch and a service project, both of which will take place at Albion College. The service project will last until approximately 2 p.m. (See the event page for more details about the day.)

Both the Day of Dialogue and Service on January 20 and the Convocation and Community Celebration on January 28 are free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Those planning to attend the January 20 lunch are encouraged to RSVP to Albion College’s Office of Intercultural Affairs; call 517-629-0501 or email Kristina Crawford at [email protected].