Capitol Event Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. / Idaho Human Rights Day


For Immediate Release: Jan. 16, 2020
Information Contact: Carmen Barney (208) 334-2873, ext. 3682

Boise State University President Marlene Tromp, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker Monday, Jan. 20 as part of the state celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day/Idaho Human Rights Day in Boise.

The public is invited to attend the ceremonies at the State Capitol Building 2nd floor rotunda from noon to 1 p.m., opening with a performance by the Boise State University trumpeters. The Idaho State Police Honor Guard will follow with the posting of colors.

Gov. Brad Little will read the governor’s proclamation, followed by Tromp’s keynote address. The program also includes performances by the Anam Cara Academy of Irish Dance and the Boise Choruses/Boise Gay Men’s Chorus.

Those attending the event will have a chance to talk to representatives from several local organizations that support MLK Jr’s philosophy of participating and volunteering in local communities through nonviolent campaigns to promote social and interpersonal change.