The Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, University of Northern Colorado, City of Greeley, Aims Community College, and High Plains Library District have joined forces to honor the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 25th Anniversary celebration.
This year’s theme is “Beyond The Dream. Where do we go from here?” The celebration includes the annual unity march, the celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy, and a community reception on Monday, Jan. 20.
This year’s march begins at 9:15 a.m. at UNC’s University Center (UC), 2101 10th Ave. A short program will be held to kick-off the march; the route continues down 10th Ave. and finishes at the Union Colony Civic Center (UCCC), 701 10th Ave.
The MLK Celebration at UCCC Monfort Concert Hall begins at 11 a.m. The event includes music, spoken word, theatrical performances, and more.
The day concludes with a community reception in the UCCC at 12:30 p.m.
Greeley-Evans Transit buses will offer free transportation the morning and afternoon of the march — Jan. 20. Park downtown and ride the bus up to the University Center before the march, or ride the bus back to the University Center after the celebration has concluded. The #5 Route goes from the UCCC to the UC every 20 minutes. The last bus from the UCCC to the UC leaves at 1:55 p.m.
The MLK observance includes a full week of events to create a dialogue around inclusion, equity, and access in our communities. This year’s sponsors include the United Way of Weld County, the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado, and all of the partners listed above.