Bozeman speakers aim to inspire at 2016 MLK Celebration

The community of Bozeman observed the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 19 at the Emerson Center. Held at 6:30 p.m., the event featured several presentations by speakers from the Bozeman community, all presented in pecha kucha format, where 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each, providing each speaker with six minutes and 40 seconds to speak.

Speakers were invited to present stories, experiences and perspectives about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.

Presentations for the event included From Bombs to Bozeman, Empowered by King, presented by Dan Lourie; Our Single Stories, presented by Suzanne Held; Radical Philosophy in a Post-Civil Rights Era, presented by Sarah Rushing and Karen DeVries as well as presentations by students Darby Lacey and Karli Kusler, Mike Clark and others.

Held at the Crawford Theater, the event was well attended, with most of the theater’s seats occupied.