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MLK Day Celebration

January 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The 2016 Martin Luther King Day Celebration will be a pecha kucha-style event, with multiple short presentations from community members on various aspects of MLK’s legacy, history, and present day implications. The MLK Day event will take place at the Emerson’s Crawford Theater on January 19th, 2016 at 6:30 pm. It is free and open to the community.

The pecha kucha format is such that speakers show 20 digital images that advance automatically every 20 seconds while the presenter speaks about an idea, story, initiative, or project for 6 minutes and 40 seconds. For Martin Luther King Day, we have invited speakers to present inspirational stories of Martin Luther King, share creative perspectives on the civil rights movement, examine social justice issues, and express what MLK Day means to them personally. Presentations may be artistic, thought-provoking, serious or funny, a new idea, an old idea re-presented, surprising, or profound.

This event is sponsored by the Bozeman Martin Luther King Day Organizing Committee (with representatives from the Bozeman Public Library, the Human Resource Development Council, the Pecha Kucha Bozeman Committee, and the Diversity Awareness Office), the MSU Leadership Institute, and the MSU Diversity Awareness Office.


January 19, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Emerson Center
111 South Grand
Bozeman, MT 59715 United States
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Brooke Poole

Public Sector

Since 2015, Brooke has been working with Allergan Aesthetics, Body Contouring. In 2018, Brooke began her role as Senior Manager of Training. Brooke graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Commercial Photography from Appalachian State University in 2011.

Brooke began her role on our Board in 2019. However, she feels it’s more fitting to say that she gets to serve on our Board. For Brooke, an evening at our Fork & Spoon was her first glance into our organization’s powerful work. As Brooke states, joining the Board has only expanded her appreciation for the caliber of people leading our mission and the impact of our vast ecosystem of services. While metrics alone are impressive, Brooke likes to visualize each number as an individual example of support – an extension of a helping hand, a moment of relief – given to one of our neighbors. She is grateful for the opportunity to participate in shaping HRDC’s future.

Although Brooke spends most of her volunteer time with HRDC, she was fortunate enough to build with Habitat for Humanity over the course of the summer in 2020. Her favorite place to spend time is anywhere under the Big Sky, although Hyalite may be her favorite place on Earth.

Ron Brey

Public Sector

Ron served as Bozeman’s Assistant City Manager from 1990 to 2008. After retiring, Ron joined our Board in 2011. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Montana in 1977, and his Masters in Science in Rural, Town, and Regional Planning from the University of Montana in 1987.

During his time with the City of Bozeman, Ron saw the important role that HRDC has played in our community. Ron has seen that HRDC provides necessary social services to assure that all Bozeman residents could obtain housing, food, training, employment and the other necessities of life. He also came to understand that HRDC was always able to respond immediately as new community needs arose. Ron believes that the dedication, hard work, and compassion of HRDC’s staff make it a real honor to serve on the Board.

Ron also serves on the Trails, Open Space and Parks Committee for the City of Bozeman, and as a volunteer with the Red Cross. One of Ron’s favorite activities is walking his beloved dog every day, enjoying many of Bozeman’s trails and parks, like Burke Park, Bozeman Creek, and the Hyalite and Mount Ellis areas. Ron and his wife Claire enjoy spending their days with family, friends, and time outdoors.