LAFAYETTE — The City of Lafayette concluded their three-day celebration of Martin Luther King Junior Monday night with a commemorative program at the MLK Multipurpose Center.
The theme of the celebration was "Developing Systemic Collaborations to Improve our Community."
Addressing the crowd, keynote speaker Rev. Nelson B. Rivers said, "Our problems in this land are systemic, and they require systemic solutions."
Former Lafayette councilman and MLK parade marshal Kenneth Boudreaux says he used the inspiration he received from King to serve his constituents.
"I do not apologize for serving people and doing for those who could not do for themselves," said Boudreaux.
He encouraged the crowd to get engaged and involved as King did.
"Activate your network, and we will have no problem keeping, finishing and experiencing the things our community has earned and deserved."