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Colorado State University and Fort Collins will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with several events on Monday, Jan. 20. This year’s theme is “Is the Dream Fulfilled?”

The celebration kicks off at 11 a.m. with the traditional community march from Old Town Square in Fort Collins. Instead of the traditional route to the Lory Student Center, this year’s march will end at the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St. The march will leave Old Town Square, head south on College Avenue, east on Laurel Street, and proceed south down Remington Street toward the University Center for the Arts.
The march leads to the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, which starts at 11:45 a.m. in the Griffin Concert Hall at the UCA. The event features winners of the Poudre School District essay/poetry contest.

Concluding this year’s MLK celebration is the CSU Winter Carnival on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m, in the Durrell Center on campus, featuring musician Rob Drabkin. Colorado native Drabkin’s music blends elements of rock, improvisation and folk.

For more information about this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, visit www.mlkfortcollins.org.