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Martin Luther King Day Events

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Our Pine Street office will be closed as will the Champlain Senior Center, but regularly scheduled events will be happening at Leddy Ice Arena and Miller Recreation Center

There are some events are happening in the city to celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King.

The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center

Sunday, January 14, 3:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church

Featuring: Actor Luis Gossett Jr. and the Montpelier Gospel Choir
*Free tickets are available at the Fletcher Free Library


Panel Discussion:  Race, Crime and the Criminal Justice System

Monday, January 15, Noon
Fletcher Free Library, Main Reading Room

TJ Donovan (Attorney General)
Karen Richards (Executive Director, VT Human Rights Commission)
Henri Sparks (Burlington School District)
Sherwood Smith (UVM)
Tris Coffin (Former US Attorney)

Moderator: Professor Susan Commerford, UVM


Celebration at ECHO

Monday, January 15, all day
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Bring the whole family to the MLK Day celebration with our friends at Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO)!
Here’s the full schedule of events:

  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Participatory Play about Cesar Chavez w/ the Peace & Justice Center
  • 12noon – 1pm Musical & Spoken Word Celebration
  • 1:45-2:30pm VRRP Bridging Cultures-What is Family activity
  • 3:00pm – 4:30 pm Panel on Immigration, Identity and Culture

About the event: CEDO annually plans a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration event with Echo Center each year. Last year we highlighted Burlington’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative and the youth leaders that are making positive change in our community. This coming year, we will be highlighting immigration and inclusion for MLK 2018 celebration. Our country has a long history of immigration that is full of civil rights struggle for identity and belonging. Wherever your families’ history lay, we’re all affected by the current national anti-immigration dialogue and the erosion of our civic rights progress. Each year we celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s work and legacy but the Civil Rights movement did not and cannot stop with him. Don’t sit out this day off, come celebrate and learn with us! FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL!


January 15
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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