Colorado Springs MLK Events

January 2022


January 12



January 13





Civic Superhero Training


You care about what happens in your city. You're an engaged citizen, but it's time to put your cape on and become something bigger-- a Civic Superhero!

Civic Superheroes know how to:
Get potholes filled,
Know when City Council is going to discuss an issue they care about
Stay aware of and take part in projects that matter to them
And a whole lot more!
Civic Superhero Training puts the cape on your back, the grappling hook on your utility belt, and the tiara on your head-- just remember: with great power comes great responsibility!



January 13


“It Starts with Me” Isaac Newton Farris, Jr.

Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia and attended his uncle’s alma mater, Morehouse College where he majored in Political Science. Mr. Farris’s background has given him a unique prospective and real life experience on some of the most pressing issues of our times.

Growing up in one of America’s most socially and politically active families has provided him with a front row seat, witnessing how policy is formulated and implemented.

Mr. Farris has worked with political figures such as Walter Mondale, Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, and the successful County Commissioner election of Martin Luther King III. He’s served as CEO of Clean Air Industries, President and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, and President and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the organization his uncle Martin Luther King Jr. founded.

Mr. Farris currently serves as Senior Fellow of the King Center where he not only continues to write, research, and lecture on the life, philosophy, and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., but also on how Kingian Non-Violence should guide American society as we confront the social, religious, economic, and war issues of America and of the world today.

Pike’s Peak Library 21C

1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO

January  15

Educating Children of Color Conference

Virtual – Click here to register

January 16



Unified for a Purpose

Southern Colorado Ministerial Union

Restoration of Life Ministries

567 Marquette Dr.,

Security, CO 



Celebrating MLK with Colorado Springs Gospel Music Workshop of America

Rocky Mountain Christian Television Network

 January 17-21


Check Cashing Day 

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Presented by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life’s difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph. –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 FAC Connect

January 17



All People’s Breakfast

Join us to commemorate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his continuing legacy on Monday, January 17, 2022, for a virtual All People’s Breakfast beginning . Hear personal stories from local trailblazers in government, education, and the arts, including: Councilmember Yolanda Avila, Colorado Springs City Council;Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy; Representative Tony Exum, Sr., Colorado State Assembly; Dr. Mike Edmonds, Colorado College sr. vice president;Chancellor Joe Garcia, Colorado Community College System;Rosemary Lytle, President, NAACP State Conference; Chancellor Venkat Reddy,University of Colorado Colorado Springs; President L. Song Richardson, Colorado College; Peggy Shivers, the Shivers Fund at Pike's Peak Library District; Ashley Paul, African American Youth Leadership Conference (AAYLC) student of the month; Khaleigh Reed, AAYLC student of the month.

This event will be emceed by Dianne Derby and Mayo Davison from KOAA News and will feature an invocation from Minister Eric Graham, an Indigenous blessing from Elder Debbie Howell, singing of the Black National Anthem, Lift Ev'ry Voice, by Peggy Shivers with accompanist Dan Brink and a call to action by Pike's Peak Poet Laureate, Ashley Cornelius.

Due to covid-19, this virtual programming will serve in place of the in person march. We look forward to marching with you next year.

Virtual – Register Here





Food For Thought Discussion on All People's Breakfast Keynote

Virtual- Click here to join


Springs Mountain Sangha Buddhist Service Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Virtual Click here to join


Celebrating MLK with Colorado Springs Gospel Music Workshop of America

Rocky Mountain Christian Television Network

January 18th


National Day of Racial Healing 2022

by W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a time to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism and  to create a more just and equitable world.

Virtual – Click here to register



Action Words

Presenting an evening of spoken word inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, here on FAC Connect.

Featuring Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Ashley Cornelius, Albuquerque Slam Champion Mercedez Holtry, and Writer & Activist Angela Kong Colorado College class of 2017.

Hosted by FAC Executive Director and Poet Idris Goodwin, this special event brings together three dynamic poets with ties to the region. Beaming in from three different cities, they will share original spoken word poetry inspired by the messages and legacy of Dr. King.

 Colorado Spring Fine Arts Center Connect

January 19



Conversation with ACLU of Colorado

Hear from Deborah Richardson, Executive Director of ACLU of Colorado, about her perspective as a Black woman with unique ties to the American Civil Rights Movement. Following Deborah’s sharing, join us for a community conversation to discuss civil rights issues that impact your community.

ACLU of Colorado (American Civil Liberties Union) is the state’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Our mission is to protect, defend and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Colorado through litigation, education and advocacy.


Virtual – click here to register

January 24th


“Finding Joy in the Resistance” with Austin Channing Brown

Media producer and author, Austin Channing Brown revels in storytelling, justice and the  celebration of black womanhood.  She challenges us to remember humanity in the midst of the struggle, in the struggle itself and in each other.

Virtual – Register Here





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