Event Details

- Persistence & Purposeful Action -

On Monday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m., the public is invited to a Martin Luther King Day celebration at Old Main on the CU 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.

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

With the theme of Perseverance and Purposeful Action, the event will include performances by a children’s choir and performances from CU students from both the College of Music, and the Theater & Dance departments. Excerpts from some of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speeches and favorite gospel songs will be highlighted, as well as 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, Dr. King’s passion; so everyone is invited to a dialogue hour from 4 - 5 p.m. to share ideas and discuss opportunities for meaningful service in our community.