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How to turn your day off into a day of service on MLK Day

Posted at 6:51 AM, Jan 17, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Looking ahead, there are several local events planned in our area to celebrate his legacy.

On Aug. 28, 1963, thousands of demonstrators participated in the Walk on Washington.

Fast forward to 2020 and marching has become one of the staple activities organizations do to celebrate Dr. King.

Here are some of the local events happening this weekend and on Monday:

MLK March and Rally in Pueblo

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: Corner of 26Th and Elizabeth Veteran Memorial Wall

"All People's Breakfast" in Colorado Springs

  • When: Monday, Jan. 20 at 8 a.m.
  • Where: Colorado College, Reid Arena at the El Pomar Sports Center
  • Followed by a community rally and march
  • Rally and March will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Worner Campus Center, and proceed to Acacia Park in Colorado Springs

  • Community Peace March in Pueblo
  • When: Monday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: March held at Rawlings Library
  • Program and Luncheon at 2:30 p.m. at the El Pueblo Museum

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade in Denver

  • When: Monday, Jan. 20 at 9 a.m.
  • Where: Denver City Park at the "I Have a Dream" Monument

There are so many different events to choose from, but the idea behind celebrating Dr. King remains the same.

Local organizers say it's not just another day off from work. It's a chance to pay homage to a great man with a great vision.