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If you work for a place that doesn’t give you off the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, it can be sometimes overlooked, especially in a state where just 2% of the population is African American.
But the civil rights leader wasn’t just an advocate for people of color; he was the leading proponent of nonviolence in his day. All those who espouse peaceful change will honor him on Monday, Jan. 20.
REMEMBERING MLK: On Monday, Jan. 20, Northern New Mexico College will host a free community celebration in honor of the legacy of King.
The family-friendly event begins at 10 a.m. with a prayer breakfast and ends at 1 p.m. It includes a talk about black history in New Mexico and entertainment by Moving Arts Española and will include exhibits featuring community resources. The main program begins at noon in the NNMC Center for the Arts at 921 N. Paseo de Oñate in Española. For more information, go to nnmc.edu.