“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”-Dr Martin Luther King, Jr
If you’re looking for a simple, yet profound way to Love FoCo, join the MLK Jr. Day March & Celebration on Monday, January 20.
Dr. MLK Jr. March
Monday, Jan 20 at 11am
Lending your voice and presence during this celebratory march is a reminder that love and acceptance are things worth fighting for.
As we march together, we can honor the legacy and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and continue to grow the awareness that we still have work to do in terms of fighting discrimination.
Whether you’ve marched in this parade your entire life or this is your first—we invite you to consider joining us. Building bridges of relationships is always good for love.
Unfortunately, racism continues to be an issue years after the civil rights movement. Just one week ago, on December 30 and 31, Christ United Methodist Church was vandalized when someone wrote racial slurs on their building. Not only was this act a display of our continued division, but it was magnified because Christ United hired a new pastor in July, Rev. Aaron Gray, who is a person of color.
We invite you to display our united front by marching this January with the hope to display the famous words Dr. King declared:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”-Dr Martin Luther King, Jr
As always, the MLK march starts at 11am in the Old Town Square, but this year there are events before and after you can also participate in.
Homeward Alliance is organizing a community service opportunity at the Lory Student Center starting at 9am where you can donate and sort travel size donations of shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, wipes, soap, and socks.
Following the march at around 12:30pm, Dr. Ryan Ross will address the crowd as the keynote speaker.
For more information, including how to participate & volunteer, visit mlkfortcollins.org. We hope to see you there!