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Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Denver

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is commemorated in The Mile High City every January with what has grown to be one of the largest MLK Jr. Day celebrations in the U.S. — even larger than that of Washington, D.C.!

MLK Peace Breakfast

WHEN: Jan. 13, 2023
WHERE: Tivoli Turnhalle, 900 Auraria Parkway

The MLK Peace Breakfast was created to commemorate the philosophy and values of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by promoting diversity and equality for all humanity, within our campus community and the Denver community at-large. The principal feature of the MLK Peace Breakfast is the awards ceremony, which recognizes and celebrates individuals within MSU Denver and the Denver community who keep the spirit and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive through their actions and contributions to peace, justice, diversity, equality and social change.‌

2023 Denver Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Bike Ride Tour

WHEN: Jan. 16, 2023
WHERE: Civic Center Park

This bike tour stops by historic Black landmarks that tell the story of those who participated in fighting for justice, equality and equity. Riders and rollers are encouraged to meet in Civic Center Park after the Marade for hot drinks, free basic bicycle checks and robust conversation! The historical tour will begin at 2:05 p.m. and will be a five-mile loop that begins and ends in Civic Center Park.

MLK Day Discussion with John Burl Smith and Helanius J. Wilkins

WHEN: Jan. 16, 2023
WHERE: RedLine Contemporary Art Center

RedLine presents choreographer, performance artist and artivist (artist-activist) Helanius J. Wilkins in conversation with Atlanta-based writer, Black power advocate and community organizer John Burl Smith for "Mile 18: One Year Later…A Conversation on the Labor & Love of Belonging," a free community event that honors and celebrates the Martin L. King Jr. holiday.

Near Denver

2023 MLK Jr. Day Community Celebrations

WHEN: Jan. 15, 2023
WHERE: Boulder Jewish Community Center, Boulder

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his hope-filled vision amid various performances, youth activities and cultural expressions. The 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulder County Community Celebrations are themed "The Dream...Keep Hope at The Center." Together, we will celebrate the life, vision and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. King Jr. and the Radical Roots at the Heart of Justice

WHEN: Jan. 16, 2023
WHERE: The Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

Motus Theater presents a free, arts-based, family-friendly event exploring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s understanding of poverty and racism. Featured guests include the nationally acclaimed and regionally loved singers, The ReMINDers; Dr. Reiland Rabaka, director of the CU Boulder Center for African and African American Studies, presenting reflections and hip-hop poetry; and Colette Payne, director at the Women’s Justice Institute, presenting a JustUs monologue that inspires us all to action in alliance with Dr. King Jr.

MLK Trivia Night

WHEN: Jan. 16, 2023
WHERE: Sanitas Brewing, Boulder

Help us honor Martin Luther King Jr., Day with a special trivia night from 7 to 9 p.m.! Trevonius Monk will lead trivia questions that honor the achievements of MLK, a civil rights leader who advocated for nonviolent resistance against racial segregation.

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