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Becoming the Beloved Community

A Conversation about Alberta Henry and Black Life in Salt Lake City

January 18 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm MST

For more than fifty years, a woman by the name of Alberta Henry – devoted civil rights activist, educator, and community leader in Salt Lake City – carried the torch for hope, compassion, and change. She embedded herself in the public school system, served as longtime President of the NAACP, and led the charge for equality through her religious community.

Moderated by librarian Allyson Mower


  • France Davis, Pastor Emeritus of Calvary Baptist Church, civil rights and community leader
  • Frances Battle, Principal of Nibley Park Elementary School
  • Shauna Graves-Robertson, Judge on the Salt Lake County Justice Court
  • Kathleen Christy, Retired Assistant Superintendent for Equity and Advocacy in the Salt Lake City School District
  • Jeanetta Williams, President of the NAACP Salt Lake Branch
MLK Week

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week

This event is part of MLK Week (January 15 – 21, 2022).

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week (MLK Week) is a platform to engage students, faculty, staff, trainees, and community members in critical conversations around contemporary Civil Rights issues and race in America. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of the “beloved community” as a nonviolent, just society where love and trust triumph over fear and hatred. In a year that has been filled with division, the 2022 MLK Week planning committee chose “Becoming the Beloved Community” as this year’s theme so we may explore ways to bridge the divide and work together to become the beloved community. Events and conversations throughout the week will honor Dr. King’s vision, offer direction, and challenge us to determine a better way forward.

Organizer & Partners

J. Willard Marriott Library

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Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

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MLK Week Planning Committee

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