Fort Collins 2019 Martin Luther King Jr Celebration is making a few changes. This year's event is asking the community to "Be the Catalyst".

Monday, January 21st the March will begin in Old Town at 11 am and will end up at the doors of the Lory Student Center Main Ballrooms on the CSU Campus in Fort Collins. There will be a musical performance.  Then, keynote speaker Fleurette (Flo) King will make a presentation.

Everyone will then break into small groups to engage in conversation about topics ranging from affordable housing, the arts, interfaith coalition, education to food insecurity and much more as it relates to accessibility, equity and inclusion for all.  In partnership with Homeward Alliance, there will be a couple of opportunities to take part in community service (before and after the March).

January 21st Agenda

  • 9 – 10:30 · Community Service Project (Lory Student Center, Room 382)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 ·Transportation to Old Town for those who took part in the Community Service Project
  • 11:00 – NOON · MLK Charge and March (Old Town)
  • NOON – 1:00 · Keynote speaker & Entertainment (LSC Ballrooms)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 · Community Dialogues including Community Service Project continuation
  • 2:00 – 2:30 · Closing

Donations Being Collected for Community

Please consider donating the listed items below – main drop of location is the LSC Information desk (open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through January 20th)

TRAVEL SIZE (preferably, all donations accepted)

  • Diapers
  • Socks
  • Disposable Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Individual size & prepackaged non-perishable snacks

If you are interested in helping sort donated items on January 21st, please arrive to the Lory Student Center (Room 382) by 9:30 a.m.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Fleurette (Flo) King serves as the Principal Consultant of Thriving Inclusion. She has demonstrated innovation and achievement in diversity, equity and inclusion policies since 1993. She continues to present best practices, policies and award-winning models at regional and national conferences namely affiliated with the True Colors Conference, the Amnesty International-Midwest, the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the Creating Change Conference, White Privilege Conference (WPC), and the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE).

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