Past Meetup

2015 MLK Marade: TTWalks celebrates examples of an Economics of Compassion.

This Meetup is past

10 people went

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument, Denver City Park

17th Avenue and City Park Esplanade · Denver, CO

How to find us

Meet TTW Frog, Richard and Fran Rew at the MLK memorial in Denver City Park (west of boathouse). For specific arrival location updates, along with your RSVP, please send a text message, email or call Fran (720) 474-5182 (C).

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You're invited to celebrate with us individually or as a collaborative group in the 2015 annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's (MLK) Marade ( (March and Parade), celebrating the millions of individual favorite examples of an Economics of Compassion - past, present, and future.

Meet TTW Frog (, Richard Rew ( and Fran Rew ( at the MLK Monument ( in Denver City Park (,_Denver) (west of boathouse), near 17th Avenue and Esplanade Street, Denver, Colorado (,+CO+80205/@39.7441384,-104.9559466,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x876c794b64152a79:0xda74a1f2443fd9cc). For specific arrival location updates on the morning of the event, after you RSVP, please also send a text message, email or call Fran (720)[masked] (C), [masked].

If you see either TTW Frog, or the 5'x3' flag graphic above titled "Economics of Compassion" you have found us. On the ( domain site, you can find links from each example on our flag graphic to more information about each example shared by individual TTWalkers. Scroll down on the "Economics of Compassion" page ( to see the flag.

DANCE WALKING with Jewel Shoaga:

This year, you'll have a choice to go dance walking with our scheduled inspirational Zumba and fitness instructor Jewel Shoaga (

Also new this year, you can invite your friends and family to RSVP for info and updates about this event through our event listing on Facebook ( and/or Google+ (

Our new TTWalks mascot, the green backpack frog named TTW Frog will be joining us for photo opportunities!

TTW Frog is the leading character in a photo cartoon story of a geek roving reporter frog, who is searching for a frog's algorithm definition of the phrase "Economics of Compassion".

The beginning of TTW Frog's ongoing search for a frog's definition of an Economics of Compassion is currently posted as a photo-cartoon story on Facebook ( Of course, our TTWalks' mascot, TTW Frog, will be joining us in the MLK Marade..

Every year, on the 3rd Monday morning of January, Denver, Colorado, USA, has the biggest celebration in the world for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Over 30,000 people participate each year in the MLK Marade. The opening ceremony starts at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial statue behind the boathouse in Denver City Park around 10:40 AM. It's a 3-mile walk down Colfax to the final ceremony location in the Denver Civic Center off of Colfax and Broadway.

Nearby parking near the starting location in the East High School parking lots off of Colfax and Esplanade usually fills up by 9:30 AM. Another option is to park at ending location and take the Colfax #15 bus to the starting location (or bus back from the ending location). The shortest round-trip time for parking and walking is to park downtown at the end point around 9:00 AM and take the #15 bus to Esplanade and Colfax next to East High School.

Dress in layers for shifting temperature throughout the day, with comfortable and ideally flexible walking and dance walking shoes.

If weather permits, we'll choose an option of going for breakfast at 8:00 AM either at Bogey's in the City Park Golf Course (and walk about 1 mile to the statue from there), or we could choose a place downtown for breakfast, and bus to the starting point area, which is about a quarter of a mile away from the East High School bus stop.

TTWalks has a bookmark you can share with whomever asks you for more information about our collaborative groups. We'll have links to each collaborative group directly on our domain site beginning about 2 weeks before the event:

Here's the bookmark that shares what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said about compassion:

"True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. II comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring."