This year will feature Dr. Josie Johnson as the keynote speaker. Dr. Johnson played an active role in the civil rights movement. In the 1960s, Dr. Johnson was instrumental in the passage of fair housing and employment bills. In 1971, she became the first African American appointed to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. To honor her committed efforts, the University of Minnesota established the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award.
In addition to Dr. Johnson's address, the event will include musical numbers from the Chaska High School Jazz Band 1 and selections of the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. read by members of the Chaska High School Speech Team.
The Human Rights Commission will also recognize the winner of the 2019 Chaska Human Rights Award.
Complimentary pastries, coffee, and juice will be served.