BSU plans slate of MLK Day events
Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy will be celebrated at Boise State through several community events, including a march and rally on Monday, Jan. 21. All MLK events are free and open to the public.
Day of Greatness: 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, Student Union Jordan Ballroom
The march and rally begin with a poster-making session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom. Participants can meet representatives from local nonprofits and sign up to volunteer for future projects. At 10:40 a.m., marchers will move down Capitol Boulevard toward a rally at the Statehouse.
At noon, the State of Idaho will officially recognize the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with speaker Rev. Happy Watkins of New Hope Baptist Church in Spokane, Wash.
“Our Voices” Playwriting Project: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, Student Union Hatch Ballroom
This multicultural playwriting project features Boise youth and professional actors. Under the direction of Thomas Dean Kellogg of the Mentor Artists Playwrights Project, last fall an eclectic group of young people including Native American, Latino, LGBT, Euro American and refugee students wrote a one-act play exploring their personal life experience. Each of their plays will be read on stage by Boise-area professional actors.
Keynote Address by Tricia Rose: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, Student Union Simplot Ballroom
Award-winning writer, feminist and hip hop scholar Tricia Rose is well-known for her groundbreaking book “Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America.” Considered the foundational text for the study of hip hop, her book has defined what is now an entire field of study.
For a full list of MLK Living Legacy Celebration events, including a writing slam and workshops that address values advocated by King, visit mlk.boisestate.edu.