CSU, Fort Collins community honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 21, 2019, was warm and sunny as nearly a thousand members of the Colorado State University and Fort Collins communities came together to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s theme was Be the Catalyst, and the day started with volunteers assembling toiletries, sock, snacks and other items for those experiencing homelessness, packed in bags emblazoned with messages of hope. The traditional March kicked off from Old Town Square after a charge from Dominique David-Chavez, Ph.D. student in the Warner College of Natural Resources, and traveled down College Avenue and around the Oval to the Lory Student Center. There, participants enjoyed performances from CSU students of Africans United, and  heard from Michelle Mendoza, winner of this year’s Spoken Word competition, and keynote speaker Fleurette (Flo) King of Thriving Inclusion. Participants then broke into small groups throughout the LSC to discuss how to carry Dr. King’s message forward and Be the Catalyst for positive change. Photos by John Eisele, CSU Photography