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2015 Martin Luther King Day Observance

2015 M.L. King Day observance in Boulder featured a day of service and a documentary

MLK Day of Service

On Saturday, Jan. 17, 52 Boulder youth joined communities around the country in celebrating Martin Luther King Day as “a day on, not a day off” by volunteering at local nonprofit agencies.  Youth Opportunity Advisory Board (YOAB) members Karla Cruz, Gabriela Bell, Lindsay Lavington and Maria Cerda worked together with the identified agencies to plan and organize the day of service and facilitated a reflection session to connect the activities to Martin Luther King. The agencies and service projects included:

  • Out Boulder – work on a mural celebrating LGBTQ activists;
  • Frasier Meadows - food bags for the homeless were made with the help of facility residents;
  • Wildlands Restoration Volunteers - harvesting of native seeds and the making of seed bombs; and
  • The Boulder Public Library - where volunteers assisted Technical Services staff.

The Day of Service ended with a celebration at the Bridge Teen Space where youth performed and made collaborative art projects.    

“King: A Filmed Record: From Montgomery to Memphis” Community Screening and Panel

On Monday, Jan. 19, over 90 people attended the event at the Dairy Center in Boulder, which presented a great opportunity to learn about and reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work, and the civil rights movement as a whole. The panel discussion, moderated by Norma Johnson, included Wilford Buggs and Brenda Lyle and focused on Boulder’s role and history in regards to civil rights work.

Organizations are invited to continue the conversation by hosting free community screenings of “King: A Filmed Record.” Please contact the Office of Human Rights at 303-441-3141.

The 2015 MLK Day Resource Guide pdf includes information on local and national organizations, books, websites, films, and arts and culture resources that address race.

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