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2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Marade (March & Parade)

You’re Invited to join us in Denver's MLK Marade! We'll be walking and/or freestyle dance-walking to celebrate and encourage each other's past, present and future favorite examples of an Economics of Compassion. Together, we'll be energizing our favorite examples of an Economics of Compassion to grow and thrive.

We’ll be walking and/or dance-walking near the Jammin 101.5 FM radio's van playing old-school R&B music.

Two Meetup groups are collaborating together for this Marade - Topic-Talk Walks (ITTWalks) and the Beckwourth Doers. Topic-Talk Walks' added this Facebook event listing as well. Links to each of these event announcement can be accessed from the top of the domain home page. Whichever website you prefer for your RSVP, please also email or text message your cell phone number to Fran Rew so that she can send you any additional needed information about our exact starting point location on the morning of the event: [masked], cell (720) 474-5182.

The Meetup groups Topic-Talk Walks (TTWalks) and the Beckwourth Doers will be walking and dance-walking in Denver, Colorado's 2014 annual MLK Marade near the Jammin 101.5 FM Jambulance's true old-school smooth R&B dance-walking music!

This event is announced on both Meetup sites and the Topic-Talk Walks' Facebook page, with links to each from on the top of the home page. Whichever website you prefer for your RSVP, please also email or text message your cell phone number to Fran Rew so that she can send you any additional needed information about exact starting point location, and parking updates when we're in the Marade: [masked], cell (720)[masked].

The photo below is from the Jammin's Facebook 2013 MLK Marade photo album. TTWalks and Beckwourth Doers will be collaboratively creating a YouTube video of our dance-walking in the Marade, and hopefully we'll also be dance-walking with Jammin's mascot pig the Jam Ham.

This year marks the 29th year that Denver has commemorated "COMPASSION" in the form of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s (MLK) dream and vision to help build compassionate connections throughout all of humanity.

Once a year in Denver, Colorado, on the 3rd Monday morning of January, TTWalks joins over 30,000 people walking about 3 miles down Colfax from York Street to Broadway in a combination March and Parade called a Marade.  Fran Rew uploaded the file of our submitted TTWalks Application for Denver's 2014 MLK Marade, so that TTWalks will become officially accepted as a participant in this 2014 MLK Marade.

DRESS IN LAYERS: It's usually very cold, so please dress warmly in layers, because it sometimes warms up later.

Because we’ve found our TTWalks’ starting location usually changes when we arrive, please email your RSVP with your cell phone number to [masked], and copy the following line into the subject line "RSVP for TTWalks in 2014 MLK Marade."   Fran’s cell is (720)[masked]Richard’s cell is (720) 254-8000. If our cell phones aren't working for any reason, or if you don't have a cell phone, here’s another option.  We're aiming to be located in front or behind of the Jammin 101.5 FM true old-school smooth R&B dance-walking music truck!! We’re guessing the Jammin 101.5 FM truck will be starting from the area west of the adjacent service tents on the west side of the opening ceremony stage, which is located in front of the MLK memorial statue in Denver City Park.


This year, TTWalks is honored to have the opportunity to walk in the 2014 Denver MLK Marade with one of Denver’s most inspiring authors, Kim Conrad (  Kim inspired Fran Rew to meet her in Washington, D.C. with the purple TTWalks’ “Economics of Compassion” flag for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and conference.

Both Kim and Fran contributed to the online photo albums from this Washington, D.C. conference and march on both this TTWalks’ Meetup and our Topic-Talk Walks’ Facebook pages.


The TTWalks’ theme topic of “Economics of Compassion” is a combination of a few of the many topics individual TTWalks’ members most love to share, which they have also identified as their favorite examples of an Economics of Compassion.  TTWalks chose the annual MLK Marade to celebrate some of the many favorite examples of an Economics of Compassion with a flag that identifies some of our personal favorite examples.

On the Topic-Talk Walks' domain site, you can read more about the TTWalks' theme flag and click on each of the examples to link to more information.



Can relationships based on compassion be mathematically defined?  Yes.  Otherwise, it would be impossible to quantify the difference in possibilities with and without compassion.

In the summer of 1968, I had a symbolic logic professor in City College of New York who would have shown us any relationship imaginable that we could put into words, he could put into a symbolic mathematical equation.  He showed us how to build a matrix of related equations, and come to the ultimate mathematical conclusions of possibilities.  Almost 50 years later, I haven't found the name of this professor, only his course description.  With today's computer technology, if he were alive today, he could create an interactive educational entertainment (edutainment) game that could mathematically demonstrate the billions of marvelous possibilities that could be created through an economics of compassion.

In the 2014 MLK Marade, I'll have more of the same bookmarks I gave away in Washington, D.C.'s 2013. 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  We can give them to people who would like to know more about TTWalks' theme topic of an "Economics of Compassion.".  Hopefully, each annual MLK Marade when we celebrate our theme topic, the topic will grow in collaborative educational, entertainment, and increased day-to-day functional support throughout each year.


An impressive collection of photos from this Washington, D.C. event can be found in the book commemorating this event called “Marching Forward by Looking Back: A Collection of Remembrances from the 1963 March on Washington.” edited by Van Henri White, Esq. We’re hoping that Mr. Van White will join our Denver Marade either this year, or in years to come, in a walking and cafe-style conversation with our TTWalks group.






Thank you TTWalkers and collaborators for helping to make our TTWalks' theme topic celebration in the annual MLK Marades possible.


-- Fran Rew
Co-Founder of Topic-Talk Walks (TTWalks)

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  • Fran R.

    Kim Conrad's encouraging comment below showed up as a"Cindy Johnson" Today, Meetup's software is having a problem. It is also not allowing paragraph spaces in the comments. Thankfully, at least the website itself is working. :-)

    I loved sharing the Marade with the marvelous Beckwourth Doers members. Thank you Wnston for helping to make this possible.

    If we start now in preparation for the 2015 MLK Marade, we could get the music we identify with Dr. King's spirit and vision. Together, we could create a musical playlist of existing songs. Then,, we could begin asking around to find out who (radio station, DJ, or loud speaker truck) would help us share this music on loud speakers in the 2015 MLK Marade. Celebration music could be fast or slow. Any other suggestions?

    I'll start with one slow rhythm musical suggestion: Michael Jackson's "Heal the World" - "Heal the World, make it a better place, for you and for me and the entire human race...." Any other suggestions?

    January 23, 2014

    • Fran R.

      Now the paragraph spacing is working again. That's a good sign.

      January 23, 2014

  • Winston W.

    It was good Marade, even with the temperatures in the mid 40's. Good people and good speakers.

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes it was! So glad I was there and great to spend time with all of you!

      January 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hmmm That last comment is not from Cindy Johnson - it was from Kim Conrad - not sure how this is happening.

      January 23, 2014

  • Winston W.

    Fran, I'm still not sure if I can participate in the MLK marade, however I did post the MLK marade event on the Beckwourth Doers page with links for signup to your TTWalks web page.

    1 · January 7, 2014

    • Fran R.

      Thank you so very much for sharing TTWalks' participation in Denver's annual MLK Marade event with your marvelous Beckwourth Doers group. To me, each year's Marade is like an annual marker of humanity's stepping stones as they progress closer and closer to an awesome horizon overlooking a vast expanse of beautiful compassionate relationships.

      January 7, 2014

  • Fran R.

    Lida, our TTWalks group doesn't have an annual celebration of the 4th of July on our calendar. Tonight there are fireworks in Glendale and in Civic Park. No one from the TTWalks group posted an opportunity to share these fireworks together. Everyone is welcome to post and host a get-together for tonight, if they would like. Here's the link to the Glendale fireworks

    July 3, 2013

  • Lida

    How is everyone going to celebrate the nation’s adoption of our Declaration of Independence?

    July 3, 2013

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