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2020 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
March & Celebration

Beyond The Dream: Where Do We Go From Here?

Join members of our community from the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, the University of Northern Colorado, the City of Greeley, and Aims Community College as we honor the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on our collective responsibility to work towards a more equitable society.

This year’s theme is "Beyond the Dream: Where Do We Go From Here?" and we are celebrating the 25th year of the celebration. The celebration includes the annual unity march, celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy, reception, and a week of events hosted by partners across our community.

Join Us on Monday, January 20, 2020

This year’s march begins at 9:15 AM at UNC’s University Center, continues down 10th Avenue, and finishes at the City of Greeley’s Union Colony Civic Center. This is a 30-45 minute walk depending on pace. Mark yourself “Attending”, get updates, and share the event with your friends through our Facebook Event.

2020 March Route

2019 MLK March route

Unity March

9:15 a.m.
University Center
University of Northern Colorado
2101 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631

MLK Celebration

11:00 a.m.
Monfort Concert Hall
Union Colony Civic Center
701 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631

Reception

12:30 p.m.
Tointon Gallery
Union Colony Civic Center
701 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631

We will be collecting non-perishable food and/or toiletry items for the two pantries at AIMS Community College and University of Northern Colorado. We appreciate your support in addressing food insecurity. Collections will be available at the march near Sushi Gusto and in the lobby of the Union Colony Civic Center.

Helpful Tips

Ride the Bus!

Greeley/Evans Transit buses will be free the morning and afternoon of the march. Park downtown and ride the bus up to the University Center prior to the march, or ride the bus back to the UC after the celebration has concluded. The #5 Route goes from the UCCC to the UC every 20 minutes.

Join The Parade Along The Route

The MLK Celebration Committee recognizes that a 30-45 minute walk is not accessible for everyone, so we invite you to park along the cross streets of the route detailed above, and join us as we pass. You could also show up at the UCCC at 11:00 am if you want to join for the celebration only.

Inclement Weather Route

We expect to march the parade route detailed above. If there is inclement weather, visit our Facebook event or this page for updates.

Do you need a poster for the MLK March?

Make your own at the High Plains Library District’s Poster-Making Stations at Centennial Park Library.

These stations will have poster board, markers, and other materials to make your posters for the MLK march. For more information, call Melissa Beavers at 1-888-861-7323.

2020 Week of Events

Continue the Conversation

Our 2020 celebration includes a full week of events in an effort to create a dialogue around inclusion, equity, and access in our communities. Our partners will host these events at locations around the City of Greeley. Additional information about the hosted events is shared below.

All events are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

The Race Card Brown-Bag Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, January 22

**This event has been canceled

"Let's Talk about Race"

Thursday, January 23
6-7 p.m.

Zoë’s Suite 100
715 10th St., Greeley
Hosted By: High Plains Library District

Join us for an interactive story time celebrating diversity. "Let's Talk About Race" story time provides practical tools using age-appropriate books and activities for facilitating conversations about race and racial issues with young children. All ages welcomed. Light refreshments offered.

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