Everyone is welcome to attend the Martin Luther King Day celebration "Remembering His Life, Renewing His Legacy" on Monday, Jan. 21. A reception and conversations about Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy will be held 3 to 4 p.m., followed by a community celebration from 4 to 5 p.m. The event will be held in the University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom. No-charge parking is available on campus on Jan. 21.
The free event is designed to appeal to all ages and is sponsored by CU Boulder’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement; St. Aidan's Episcopal Church; the Lutheran Campus Ministry; CU Boulder Hillel; the Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy, and the city of Boulder Housing and Human Services.
“While this event has both secular and religious elements, the celebration is really about honoring and learning about Dr. King’s legacy,” said Alphonse Keasley, associate vice chancellor in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.
We really hope to bring out that combination of the way he was a man of the people as well as a man of the cloth. The real point about Dr. King is not what he did on Sunday but what he did every day to bring people together. We hope this event is inspirational, and we really want to use this platform to share what Dr. King’s message was about.”
The event’s featured speaker is CU Boulder alumnus and Denver County Court Judge Gary Jackson, who will speak about moral courage.