Montana State University and the Martin Luther King Day Organizing Committee will sponsor a PechaKucha-style MLK Day celebration on Tuesday, January 19, at the Emerson Cultural Center’s Crawford Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

According to Montana State University Communications,

The new PechaKucha format for the annual celebration will feature multiple speakers from the Bozeman community, rather than a single lecturer, presenting inspirational stories of the civil rights movement, sharing creative perspectives of social justice issues and expressing what MLK Day means to them personally. The speakers will deliver short presentations on various aspects of MLK’s legacy, history and present-day implications. PechaKucha is a presentation format that involves showing 20 digital images that advance automatically every 20 seconds while the presenter speaks about an idea, story, initiative or project for six minutes and 40 seconds.

The celebration gets underway at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Emerson.