MLK 2017
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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. This year's MLK Celebration will be held January 14 - 21, 2017, and we invite you to participate in our many events we will be hosting throughout campus. For an ADA accommodations, contact Estela Hernandez at (801)587-3342

  • Taylor Mac
  • January 14
  • 7:30 PM
  • Kingsbury Hall
  • Equal parts community organizer, Elizabethan fool and bedazzled bon vivant, Taylor Mac has created internationally award-winning performance events that at once provoke and embrace his diverse audience. Mac is beloved for his iconic beauty, disarming vulnerability, and soaring spirit. Drawing from his current project, A 24 Decade History of Popular Music, which includes an epic performance over 24 continuous hours, this show will kick off MLK Week on campus and feature songs from 1946-1976, from the Civil Rights Movement to the Stonewall Riots.
  • Rally & March
  • January 16
  • 2:30 PM
  • East High School
  • 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
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • January 18
  • 12:00 PM
  • Kingsbury Hall
  • Recipient of a 2015 “Genius Grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American writer, journalist, and educator who writes about the Black American experience. Coates is currently a national correspondent for The Atlantic discussing cultural, social, and political issues, particularly in regard to the Black community.
  • Pizza & Politics
  • January 19
  • 12:30 PM
  • Old Moot Courtroom (Bldg 73, Rm 102)
  • Details: TBA
  • Day of Service
  • January 21
  • 8:30 AM
  • Various Locations
  • Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy by volunteering at various causes throughout the Salt Lake City Valley!
    Registration/Details: TBA
Thank you to our committee members and sponsors!
  • Committee Members:
  • Neelam Chand
  • Estela Hernandez
  • Vanessa Ruelas
  • Juan Salazar
  • Frances Battle
  • Kathleen Christy
  • Robin Wilks-Dunn
  • Jacquelyn Ledford
  • Franci Taylor
  • Bryce Williams
  • Sheldon Woods
  • Romeo Jackson
  • Gabriella Blanchard
  • Rudy Medina
  • Lillian Tsosie-Jensen
  • Feleti Matagi
  • Tamara Stevenson
  • Irene Ota
  • Steve Bell
  • Hamza Yaqoobi
  • Edie Park
  • Mindy Johnston
  • Kaya Aman
  • Patrick McShane
  • Sponsors:
  • Office for Equity and Diversity
  • School for Cultural and Social Transformation
  • College of Social Work
  • Utah Presents
  • Bennion Center