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MLK Day events planned in Missoula, Bozeman


Both Missoula and Bozeman have events scheduled to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Here's a look at what is planned in Missoula:

Saturday, January 13th:

Color for King-4:00 PM

Imagine Nation Brewing will host an evening of Civil Rights Coloring and Conversation in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Funds raised at this event will support Montana Campus Compact's annual Read for Peace initiative in Montana Public Schools.

Monday, January 15th, MLK Day:

Film and Discussion: “Selma” 11:45am-2:45pm

There will be a screening of the 2014 film, "Selma" held at the Roxy theater with a discussion facilitated by Ja'Ton Simpson.

Youth Rally-5:00 PM

Beginning at 5:00pm at Caras Park, a rally, led by community youth leaders will be held to highlight systemic issues and give our youth a voice for positive change and growth. After the rally, a march will be led to St. Paul Lutheran Church for a community celebration.

Community Celebration At St. Paul Lutheran Church-6:00 PM

St. Paul Lutheran will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on how his teachings resonate today. Mayor Wilmot Collins of Helena, Montana will be the keynote speaker.

Community Dinner-8:00 PM

Following the Community Celebration at St. Paul Lutheran Church, a free meal prepared by local hands will be offered. Murray Pierce who has catered this meal in past celebrations will be joined in preparation by fellow chefs Abe Risho, and Sean Depugh.

And in Bozeman:

Tuesday, January 16th:

The Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons (DISC) and community partners will present a Martin Luther King Day event on Tuesday, January 16th. Eric Ward, a long time civil rights strategist and Executive Director of the Western States Center, will give a talk titled "Skin in the Game: Anti-Semitism and the Heart of White Nationalism." This conversation will be followed by community activist interviews by Judith Heilman and Rabbi Ed Stafman. All events are free, open to the public, and will take place at the Emerson's Crawford Theater.

5:15 Reception

6:00 Program

7:15 Screening of "Oklahoma City" documentary

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