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MLK Week – Pop-Up Performances

January 21 @ 11:00 am - January 23 @ 12:00 pm MST

January 21

Bronson Pascual – Trumpet


January 22

Micon – Acoustic Guitar


January 23

Margie & Brikelle Nielsen – Violin


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.

Details

Start:
January 21 @ 11:00 am UTC-6
End:
January 23 @ 12:00 pm UTC-6
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Website:
https://diversity.utah.edu/mlk/

Organizer

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Venue

Union Foodcourt
200 S Central Campus Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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