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MLK Living Legacy Celebration Events 2020

Day of Greatness March and Rally

Monday, January 20 | 8:30 a.m. – noon
Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building – Idaho Capitol

The MLK Day of Greatness begins with poster making in the Jordan Ballroom. Free materials and a limited number of commemorative Boise State MLK Celebration T-shirts will be available.

The march to the steps of the Capitol begins between 10:30 and 10:45 (depending on weather). Marchers will progress from the Student Union, north on Capitol Blvd. to the Capitol Steps. The legacy of Dr. King will be celebrated during a rally featuring student speakers. At the conclusion of the rally at noon, attendees are invited inside the Capitol Rotunda to join the community in the State of Idaho’s recognition of Human Rights Day.

Talk-o Tuesday

Tuesday, January 21 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Student Diversity Center, Student Union Building

Join the MLK Living Legacy Committee for the kick-off of the spring semester’s Talk-O Tuesday events. The event is monthly and features free tacos, drinks, desserts and frank conversation about issues that get swept under the rug or put off elsewhere. This Tuesday’s topic will be “The Legacy of Student Activism”, and we invite questions/discussion from not only the headlines of the day, but also from students’ lived experiences on campus and in their communities.

Free and open to the public.

MLK Living Legacy Inspired Art Exhibit

Friday, January 24 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Student Diversity Center, Student Union Building

Join the MLK Living Legacy Committee for a multi-media art show featuring the work of Boise State students interpreting the meaning of Dr. King’s legacy in their lives. Pieces are curated by the MLK Living Legacy Committee and refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public.

Building a NAACP Student Chapter at Boise State

Organizing Breakfast
Saturday, Jan. 25 | 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Farnsworth Room, Student Union

Join the MLK Living Legacy Committee and members of the Treasure Valley chapter of the NAACP as we discuss the legacy and meaning of the largest civil rights organization in the nation and the steps needed to create a student chapter at Boise State. Connect and create relationships between students and the Treasure Valley NAACP chapter.

Free and open to the public.

MLK Living Legacy Celebration Keynote Speaker Eric Love

Monday, January 27 | 7 p.m.
Special Events Center, Student Union Building
“Lessons From the Past for a Path to the Future”

The youngest child of a bi-racial and bi-cultural couple, Eric Love grew up in England and Idaho. As an undergrad at Boise State, he developed a strong sense of social justice and became an outspoken human rights activist. He served as the first African American student body president at Boise State, then went on to obtain a master’s degree in counseling, with an emphasis in student affairs from Idaho State University. He then worked at Idaho State for five years as the diversity resources coordinator.

 Eric served as director of diversity education at Indiana University where he also completed some doctoral studies in higher education administration. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Among his proudest achievements is his role in having the state of Idaho recognize the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. His consulting business, LoveForce Consulting, specializes in diversity and inclusion education and training, multicultural competency training, student leadership and social justice.