BCTC to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day

Published on Jan 8, 2018

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) will participate in Lexington’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Freedom March on Monday, January 15 in downtown Lexington. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take part.

The Freedom March will begin in front of Heritage Hall at the Lexington Convention Center with a line-up at 9:00 a.m., and the march will commence at 10:00 a.m. Following the march, there will be a free Commemorative Holiday Program held at Heritage Hall starting at 11:00 a.m.image of martin luther king jr

The theme for this year’s program is “Dr. King’s Vision in an Age of Betrayal.” This year’s guest speaker is American anti-racism activist and writer, Mr. Tim Wise.

Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Recognized by Utne Reader as one of "25 Visionaries Who Are Changing the World," he has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all fifty states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups all across the country.

Following the program, there will be a free showing of “Hidden Figures” at 2:00 p.m. at The Kentucky Theater, located at 214 East Main Street, courtesy of One World Films. The film showing is free and open to the public.  

For further information on how to participate with BCTC, please contact Charlene Walker, vice president for Multiculturalism & Inclusion, at 859-246-6438 or email her at charlene.walker@kctcs.edu.

For information about Tim Wise, go to http://www.timwise.org/about/.