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Annual MLK Day March to Take Place in Casper on Monday

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Kevin Koile, K2 Radio

An annual march to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day will take place in Casper on Monday morning.

Serve Wyoming, a non-profit organization that promotes community service, is helping put together the event. Nerieh Glasgow, a program and training officer with Serve Wyoming, says Monday’s march will begin at 11:00 a.m. at City Park.

“We’re going to start at 11:00 a.m. and march down to First United Methodist Church, which is across the street from the library,” Glasgow said. “CATC is going to provide a bus for marchers that are unable to walk but want to participate.”

Jason Marsden, an executive director of the Matthew Shepherd Foundation, a human rights advocacy group, will be the keynote speaker at the United Methodist Church event at 11:30 a.m. Glasgow says Marsden’s speech will focus on the evils of bullying.

“He’ll be talking about Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of non-violence in relation to bullying,” Glasgow said. “He’s hopefully going to get a little more awareness out there about what’s happening and how serious bullying is in our communities.”

Glasgow says Martin Luther King Jr. Day is considered by many to be a day of service. Multiple agencies will be conducting local outreach events to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. throughout next week.

The Wyoming Food for Thought Project will be conducting a volunteer event on Monday. For more information, call (307) 267-2421.

Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation will be conducting a service project to honor the memory of MLK on Wednesday. For more information, call (307) 234-3428.

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