Looking for a way to commemorate the remarkable life of Martin Luther King, Jr.? Communities across Montana are hosting events. Here's a round-up of what's going on.
Butte Celebration to Commemorate Martin Luther King Day Friday, January 17, 5 p.m. Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse Rotunda 155 W. Granite
Remarks from local community members, along with Martin Luther King’s “I See the Promised Land” speech delivered by Eran Thompson, a founder of both Not In Our Town Billings and the Black Heritage Foundation of Billings.
Billings “I Am Billings” Community Photo Saturday, January 18, 1 p.m. Northeast corner of Pioneer Park
Each year we meet on the Saturday before the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday to stand together with our friends, family, and community members. We welcome and encourage people of every race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Hosted by Not in Our Town Billings
Bozeman Martin Luther King Annual Celebration Sunday, January 19, 1-3:30 p.m. Emerson Ballroom 11 S. Grand Ave.
MSU President Waded Cruzado will deliver a keynote speech, followed by a Parade for Peace led by Chicks with Sticks. Free, family-friendly event.
Helena Strength to Love Dr. King Day Social Justice Film Festival and Walt Brown Award Monday, January 20, 5-8 p.m. Myrna Loy Center 15 N. Ewing
Feature Film: The Loving Story This festival winning documentary tells the dramatic story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a 1950s interracial couple in Virginia and their landmark Supreme Court Case that changed history. Also, LGBT Short Series: The Language of Love, Trevor, Dear Friend Suggested Donation: $20/evening, $10/films only Sponsored by the Montana Human Rights Network 406-442-5506
Missoula Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration Monday, January 20 5 p.m. Rally in Caras Park 6 p.m. Community Celebration at St. Paul's Church 202 Brooks Sponsored by NCBI Missoula
Kalispell Let Freedom Sing: Songs That Changed America Tuesday, January 21, 7:30 p.m. Flathead High School Performances by Luke Walrath, Betsi Morrison and David Ackroyd, the Crown of the Continent Choir, a joint Glacier and Flathead High School Choir Ensemble, musician Luke Dowler, and the St. Charles Women’s Choir. Free. Sponsored by Love Lives Here in the Flathead Valley