The 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award was presented to Margaret Jarek.
Excerpt from https://www.marianuniversity.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MM-6-7-18.pdf:
The 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award was presented to Margaret Jarek. Jarek was born in Milwaukee, Wis., three months prior to the onset of World War II. She spent the first year of her life in an orphanage, followed by two years in different foster homes before her grandmother became aware of her existence and claimed her. Margaret graduated from Goodrich High School in 1960 and went on to attend Marian College on a scholarship. She taught grade school in Milwaukee and Fond du Lac. Margaret is an engaging story teller and uses this gift and extensive knowledge to educate others on not only the plight of indigenous people, but of all humanity who suffer injustice. Margaret is resilient and an advocate for justice in our community and beyond. She serves on the board of United for Diversity and is an organizer of The Humanity Project: Telling the Untold Story. She can be seen walking the streets of Fond du Lac listening to, and in conversation with, the people who often do not have a voice in our city’s neighborhoods. When Margaret accepted her award, she indicated it was not solely for her, but rather all the people of Turtle Island (North America).