Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was observed on Jan. 19, but this year's commemoration extends well beyond the holiday.
A panel discussion at 7 p.m., Jan. 21 at Boise State's Student Union, will envision a "Beloved Community" through the lens of escalated racial tensions in Ferguson, Mo. Attendees will include representatives of the Boise Police Department and ACLU of Idaho. Another panel on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union, will focus on dialogues between veterans and Middle Eastern students at Boise State. A Student Interfaith Breakfast is slated for Saturday, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m., also at the Student Union. This year's keynote will be presented Monday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Student Union, featuring Dr. C.T. Vivian, civil rights leader and "an apostle of social justice" from the New School for Social Research.