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MLK Week – Bennion Center Day of Service
January 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us in January as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his commitment to fostering inclusive and just communities by coming together to enact positive change. The MLK Day of Service kicks off the University of Utah’s annual MLK Week.
In order to attend, you must sign up for one of the projects online prior to the event date. There are limited spaces for each of the community projects so sign up asap!
- ALLIANCE HOUSE, INC.
- BAGS TO BEDS
- BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY
- EARTH COMMUNITY GARDEN
- FRIENDS FOR SIGHT
- MALIHEH FREE CLINIC
- PLEASURE PACK DELIVERY SERVICE – CENTER FOR STUDENT WELLNESS
- RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
- THE ROAD HOME
- THE SHARING PLACE
- UTAH FOOD BANK
- YWCA UTAH
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.