Fort Lewis College, Mancos plan MLK Day events

Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington. Enlargephoto

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Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington.

The Journal

The annual Fort Lewis College tradition of celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy will be held on Monday, Jan. 16.

The March of Solidarity will begin the celebration at 12:15 p.m. and wind through campus, ending outside Reed Library where the FLC choir will perform at 12:30 p.m. To participate, gather at the Center of Southwest Studies. All are invited.

This year’s activities will focus on food justice. Two food justice workshops will be held, the first at 1:25 p.m. and the second at 2:30 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom. A presentation titled “Food and Power” will take place in the Ballroom at 6 p.m.

Among those featured in the food justice programs are Beverly Grant from Denver’s Mo Betta Green Marketplace, Feed the Hood from Albuquerque, Brandon Francis from Yeego Gardening in Farmington, and Mike Nolan from the National Young Farmers Coalition.

The town of Mancos also plans an MLK event on Jan. 16. The Mount Lookout Grange hosts a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. at 680 W. Grand Ave. It’s free, local food is available, and all are welcome to attend.

Honoring diversity and the great works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For more information on FLC’s celebration, contact FLC diversity programming coordinator Nancy Stoffer at 970-247-7170.