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Variety of Events Planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Variety of Events Planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Colorado College celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21 with a variety of events. The day kicks off with an “All People’s Breakfast” at 8 a.m. and concludes with a performance by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Troupe at 7 p.m.

Here’s a listing of the day’s events:

8 a.m., All People’s Breakfast featuring the Friendship Baptist Choir and Diann Rust-Tierney, the executive director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP), who will present “Courageous Conversations to Courageous Actions. The Death Penalty: A Call for ACTION.” Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. $7; limited seating.

 2-5 p.m., “Courageous Conversations Continued,” group discussion sessions, Talks include:

  • 2 p.m. “Thoughts and Reflections: A Colorblind Society,” a reading followed by reflection and group dialogue.
  • 3:30 p.m. “How Racist Are You? Micro-Aggressions and the Subtle Impact on Campus Culture,” Participants will discuss how micro-aggressions manifest in our daily lives, on campus, and within the larger society, and how we can move beyond them.

    Both discussion sessions are in the Butler Center for Intercultural Leadership, located in the ground level of the Glass/Lennox House, 1001 N. Nevada Ave. Free and open to the public; no tickets required.

7 p.m., Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Troupe, with the Gospel Music Workshop of America Choir, under the direction of Rev. Dennis Mose and Rev. Anthony Bell. Armstrong Theatre, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. The performance will be followed by a reception. Free and open to the public; no tickets required.

Additionally, during the week of Jan. 21, the Sokagakai International Anti-Nuclear Peace Exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.