Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time for reflection about the change King wanted to bring to America. Most events this year on Monday, Jan. 18, will be virtual. Take a look at the handful of events happening around Colorado that help celebrate his legacy.


MLK Marade (March and Parade) Monday, Jan 18 9:00am | City Park (may be virtual) Marchers and parade fans typically congregate at the Dr. King memorial site in City Park at 9 a.m. The Marade begins at 10 a.m. with participants marching together to Civic Center Park. This year's event may be virtual.


16th Annual MLK JR: Why We Can't wait)

Monday, Jan 18 10:00am - 12:00pm Presented by: First Congregational Church and NAACP Boulder County Please join us in our 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. The Boulder County Community has collaborated and created an outstanding event that will feature youth from the Boulder Valley School District and the St. Vrain Valley School District.


Power in the Streets

Monday, Jan 18 12:30pm Presented by: Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center Dr. King is renowned for his passion, wisdom, strategic brilliance and commitment to Non-Violence. He taught that Non-Violent Resistance is effective, but not easy. It requires us to exercise our inner-strength and resolve but can potentially be the most powerful way to grow movements, win hearts and minds to our causes and create the changes that we want to see in the world.


Every Child is born

Monday, Jan 18 7:00pm Virtual Cinema Event via Zoom An incendiary mix of documentary, poetry, storytelling, drama, and performance, EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET explores the life and work of Piri Thomas (b. 1928) the Afro- Cuban-Puerto Rican author of the classic autobiographical novel Down These Mean Streets (1967).


From Legacy to Possibility

Monday, Jan 18 6:00pm Virtual Performance via Zoom A virtual event hosted by poet Briannah Hill, featuring poets Assétou Xango and Hakeem Furious, visual artist Tya Alisa Anthony, and musicians Hazel Miller and Julia Kirkwood. Includes a curated Playlist from Hazel Miller and Julia Kirkwood and a creator spotlight and at-home art lesson by Tya Alisa Anthony.

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