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January 21, 2019
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
Angevine Middle School / City Park
Lafayette, CO 80026
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Annual Martin Luther King Peace March

Monday, January 21, 2019

Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with this March for Peace organized by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee. This event is FREE and open to the public. Events are held outside and may be weather dependent.

2019 Schedule of Events:

On Monday, January 21, 2019, community members will pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. during the City of Lafayette’s 14th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration. Planned in conjunction with the Federal King Holiday, the event will feature a pre-march celebration at Angevine Middle School (1150 W South Boulder Road), a community march, and culminating interactive activities at City Park (at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, 111 W. Baseline Road). 

Free and open to the public, Lafayette’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. event will kick-off at 11:00 a.m. at Angevine Middle School with free refreshments, art and service projects, and live entertainment, including a welcome by Congressman Joe Neguse and performance by the Reminders, a Hip-Hop and World Music husband and wife duo from Colorado Springs. Several Lafayette youth will also showcase their talents during the pre-march celebration. Lafayette’s March for Peace will follow at 12:30 p.m. with departure from Angevine’s north parking lot.  The march will conclude at City Park (behind the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, 111 W. Baseline Road), where community members will be joined by the Second Baptist Choir and invited to participate in culminating community art projects.  

Refreshments will be provided, as will free event t-shirts to the first 300 community members who arrive at Angevine Middle School.

A shuttle will be available to community members during the March for Peace and immediately following the event. The public is encouraged to leave their personal vehicles at Angevine for the duration of the event.

Discussing the event, Adriana Iturbe, Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee Co-Chair and Centaurus High School senior shared, “The theme of this year’s event is love.  We are calling on community members to come together and choose love over division and hate as we remember the extraordinary life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Lafayette City Council Member and Liaison to the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee (LYAC) JD Mangat commented, “I am looking forward to Lafayette’s annual MLK Celebration, which continues to be planned by Lafayette youth for the community at-large.  This year’s event, like those that have come before it, seeks to engage diverse community members in service and celebration to both maintain Dr. King’s legacy and cultivate his beloved community.”  

This event is brought to you by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee with support from the Empowerment Center of East County, a Lafayette-based youth leadership nonprofit.  Additional support is provided by the Lafayette Police Department and Recreation Center. The Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee engages Lafayette youth in outreach, advisory, and educational opportunities through solutions-based discourse and action in their community. In addition, the Committee advises the City Council on youth related issues and other relevant topics, and fosters youth leadership and civic participation in the greater community. Representing five local middle and high schools, 25 students currently comprise the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee. 

This event is FREE and open to the public. Events are held outside and may be weather dependent.