MLK 2019
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At the University of Utah, we celebrate the educational access and opportunities that Dr. King's legacy has provided in the United States. MLK week has become a platform to engage students, faculty, staff and community members in critical conversations around contemporary Civil Rights issues and race in America. This year's MLK Week will be held January 19 - 24, 2019.

  • Bennion Center Day of Service
  • January 19
  • 9:00 AM
  • Various Locations
  • Honor the legacy of Dr. King and his work by working alongside the Salt Lake community. Opportunities have included:
    Friends for Sight
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
    International Rescue Committee - Spice Kitchen
    The Road Home
    Primary Children's Craft Kits
    Service Corner - Knitting Necessities
    First Step House
    Best Friends Animal Society
    Red Butte Gardens
    American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

    Registration link coming soon!
  • Rally & March
  • January 21
  • 2:30 PM
  • East High to Kingsbury Hall
  • With Dr. King’s footsteps forging the pathway towards equity, we march to commemorate his legacy and the work of many activists during the Civil Rights movement. Join us for a rally and march (from East High to Kingsbury Hall) celebrating the legacy of MLK!

    Rally @ 2:30 pm
    March @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    For ADA accommodations, contact Estela Hernandez at (801)587-3342.
  • Charlene Carruthers
  • January 23
  • 12:00 PM
  • Union Saltair
    Charlene A. Carruthers is a Black, queer feminist community organizer and writer with over 10 years of experience in racial justice, feminist and youth leadership development movement work. Her work has been covered in several publications, and she is recognized as one of the top 10 most influential African Americans by The Root 100, one of Ebony Magazine's "Woke 100," an Emerging Power Player in Chicago Magazine and is the 2017 recipient of the YWCA's Dr. Dorothy I. Height Award.
  • learn about charlene
  • Youth Leadership Awards
  • January 23
  • 2:30 PM
  • Union Saltair
  • The MLK Youth Leadership Awards are presented to students, grades 7 through 12, from across the State of Utah, honoring and celebrating their dedication to social action, positive change and building bridges among cultures and communities.
  • learn more
  • Pizza and Politics
  • January 24
  • 12:00 PM
  • GC 2055
  • Details coming soon!
Thank you to our committe members and sponsors!
  • Committee Members:
  • Estela Hernandez
  • Kathy Chritie
  • Frances Battle
  • Steven Bell
  • Irene Ota
  • Sponsors:
  • Office for Equity and Diversity
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Bennion Center
  • ASUU
  • Division of Ethnic Studies
  • East High School
  • Hinckley Institute of Politics
  • Salt Lake City Police Department
  • Salt Lake City School District
  • Zions Bank
  • Avenues Smiths
  • Kingsbury Hall
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program
  • Alumni Association