Published: Jan. 8, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. at the National Mall

On Monday, Jan. 15, the public is invited to a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at Old Main on the CU Boulder campus, featuring music, dance and brief talks on King’s fight for equal rights in America, as well as a period of dialogue on carrying forward his day of service legacy.

If you go

Who: Open to the public
What: Persistence & Purposeful Action: Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
When: Monday, Jan. 15
Dialogues: 4–5 p.m.
Joyful Celebration: 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Where: Old Main Chapel

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The event is designed to appeal to all ages and is sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, along with St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church and the Lutheran Campus Ministry. 

With the theme of Persistence and Purposeful Action, the event will include performances by a children’s choir and a CU student acapella group; the playing of excerpts from some of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speeches and favorite gospel songs; and remarks by community and CU leaders.

A major purpose of the event is to inspire citizens of all ages to get involved in community service, King’s passion; so everyone is invited to a dialogue hour from 4 to 5 p.m. to share ideas and discuss opportunities for meaningful service in our community. A joyful celebration will follow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Looking to have a day on rather than a day off this MLK Day? The Volunteer Resource Center invites you to join their effort to engage in community and service work in the spirit of celebrating King's life and work, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.