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MLK Week – Black Violin
January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Back by popular demand, high-energy, classically trained musicians Kev Marcus and Wil B are renowned for their ability to meld highbrow and pop culture into a single genre-busting act. Bringing their Impossible Tour to Salt Lake City, Black Violin uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers. Not only that, their live show will have you on your feet and feeling all the positive vibes. If you missed them last time, don’t make that mistake again!
A pre-show event (with food) will be held at 6 – 6:45pm!
MLK Week 2020
This event is part of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week at the University of Utah. The mission of MLK Week is to engage students, faculty, staff and community members in critical conversations around contemporary Civil Rights issues and race in America, and to celebrate the educational access and opportunities that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sacrifices have provided in the United States.
James L. Farmer, Jr., leader and activist of the Civil Rights Movement, highlighted the true process of social change when he stated, “Anyone who said they weren’t afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn’t shake, but inside I was shaking.” In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and countless others who chose to vacate their comfort zones and stand for a cause, this year’s MLK Week challenges us to redefine the definition of fear and its role in the fight for freedom and equality. As individuals (and a community), we must remember to never be deterred by fear, as it is an essential milestone in successfully combating systematic racism and oppression. This year’s theme will challenge you to redefine, persevere, and overcome the urge to fear everything and run, but rather Face Everything And Rise.