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.!

The Security of Justice - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Jan. 17, 2022; 4–5:30 p.m.
The University of Denver’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration creates a community-wide understanding and celebration of the historical struggle, accomplishments and efforts of social movements sparked by various injustices in the world. The keynote speaker is Rep. Leslie Herod, with spoken word by JC Futrell and music by Denver-based singer Such.

Mile 17: A Conversation on the Love & Labor of Belonging

Jan. 17, 2022; 4–6 p.m.
Award-winning choreographer and performance artist Helanius J. Wilkins is set to lead Mile 17: A Conversation on the Love & Labor of Belonging, a panel to honor and celebrate the Martin L. King Jr. holiday by creating a brave and courageous space to bring together intergenerational members of the Denver area to reflect on stories that inform our sense of belonging and community today and our dreams for a better future. 

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