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Martin Luther King Junior Day Events!

Thank you to the The City of Boulder’s Human Relations Commission and Office of Arts and Culture for sponsoring a lineup of community events to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022. Admission to all events is free and open to the public.

Jan. 16th

1:00 - 5:00pm: The Dream: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

  • Where: Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder

  • Event Description: Presented by NAACP Boulder County, Second Baptist Church, NAACP Boulder County Executive Committee for African American Cultural Events, this event will include musical, spoken word, dance, and video presentations, as well as feature several speakers. The highlight will be the opening of the Exhibit from the Withers Museum of Memphis by the noted Civil Rights Photographer, the late Dr. Ernest C. Withers. The keynote speaker will be Rosalind Withers, current director of the Museum. The exhibit will run through February, which is Black History Month. This event encompasses the Five Pillars: of Celebration, Tribute, Education, Solidarity, Service.

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7:00pm: Undoing the Noble Crusade Documentary Screening

  • Where: Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder

  • Event Description: Presented by Boulder Community Media, Undoing the Noble Crusade is based on a passage from "Why We Can't Wait" a book by Martin Luther King, Jr. He wrote in 1963, "We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade." The short film also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Native American Rights Fund that was established in the spirit of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The second documentary to screen is "Beyond Sand Creek" about the efforts of the Arapaho tribe to undo stereotypes, renew their language and culture and tie those to their traditional homeland in Boulder.

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Jan. 17th

3:00 - 4:00pm: “Let Us Be Dissatisfied Until...”: ACLU Colorado Leaders read JustUs monologues in honor of Dr. MLK Jr. Day

  • Where: Virtual - Live Streaming from the Dairy Arts Center

  • Event Description: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Motus Theater and Colorado ACLU present a special virtual LIVE STREAMED performance in which Deborah Richardson, Executive Director of Colorado ACLU, and Velveta Golightly-Howell, member of the ACLU Colorado Board of Directors, will stand with two community leaders who were formerly incarcerated, from Motus Theater’s JustUs project, and read aloud their stories. Musical response from acclaimed singer/songwriter Carlos Heredia, who is premiering a new song in honor of the JustUs monologues. The reading will be followed by a discussion on the racism and violence within the criminal legal system in light of Dr. King Jr.’s civil rights legacy. Free, family-friendly event (middle school age and up).

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