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The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Celebration is one that brings our community together annually. While we have made a few noted changes, with no doubt 2018’s celebration will build upon previous years.
1st and foremost, this year we are asking our community to Rise Up, Take Action – 4 simple, but powerful words!
Monday, January 15th the March will begin in Old Town to the doors of the Lory Student Center Main Ballrooms where you will be graced with a musical performance. Shortly thereafter, we will be empowered by our keynote speaker, Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington – President of Washington Consulting Group and President and Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute and Vice President of American College Personnel Association. It is our hope that the day will create action where people will leave the event with a renewed sense of focus and purpose specifically on how we can daily disrupt oppressive systems.
To understand our individual and collective responsibility, we will then break into small groups to engage in conversation about topics ranging from affordable housing, the arts, interfaith coalition, education to food insecurity and much more as it relates to accessibility, equity and inclusion for all. In partnership with Homeless Gear, there will be a couple of opportunities to take part in community service (before and after the March). This addition creates opportunity for you to Rise Up and Take Action even before the 15th!!!! Please consider donating the listed items below – main drop of location is the LSC Information desk (open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through January 14th click here for specific dates and times during Winter Break) or you can bring your items on the 15th).
TRIAL SIZE (preferably, all donations accepted)
- Disposable Razors
- Shaving Cream
- Individual size & prepackaged non-perishable snacks
January 15th Tentative Agenda
- 9 – 10:30 Community Service Project (Lory Student Center)
- 10:30 – 11:00 Transportation to Old Town for those who took part in the Community Service Project
- 11:00 – NOON MLK Charge and March (Old Town)
- NOON – 1:00 Keynote by Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington /Entertainment (LSC Ballrooms)
- 1:00 – 2:00 Community Dialogues including Community Service Project continuation (throughout LSC)*
- 2:00 – 2:30 Closing
*understanding this calls for a long day, refreshments provided for those who will be engaging in community dialogues
Community Dialogues will be designed with elementary students in mind as well as Senior Citizens and everyone in between, for we all have a role in making Ft Collins truly a great place to live for ALL.
Please make note of the listed changes and plan accordingly…, it will be a day full of opportunity!
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March & Celebration takes place in collaboration and partnership with many community partners. The day is used to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, remind us of the progress we have made, and more importantly, come together to work towards equity and justice for all.
WITH A SIMPLE STEP, YOU CAN HELP US RAISE AWARENESS
Watch as our march winds through Old Town Fort Collins, bringing an awareness to complex issues that started with a simple step. Share stories of embracing Dr. King Jr’s call to action, “Rise Up, Take Action”.