MLK

MLK 2019
Check out this year's poster!

This year's MLK Week will be held January 19 - 24, 2019 and is a call to action for young people across our campus to engage in grassroots movements and communities that promote social change. It’s a prompt to identify the issues that not only impact you individually but to take a look at the issues that impact your surrounding communities – and then to do something about it.

  • Bennion Center Day of Service
  • January 19
  • 8:15 AM
  • Various Locations
  • Honor the legacy of Dr. King and his work by working alongside the Salt Lake community. Opportunities include:
    Bags to Beds
    Big Brothers Big Sisters
    Crossroads Thrift Store
    Crossroads Urban Center
    For the Kids
    Friends for Sight
    Knitting Necessities
    Maliheh Free Clinic
    Ronald McDonald House
    Utah Food Bank
    YWCA
  • Register today
  • Rally & March
  • January 21
  • 2:30 PM
  • East High to Kingsbury Hall
  • With Dr. King’s footsteps forging the pathway towards equity, we march to commemorate his legacy and the work of many activists during the Civil Rights movement. Join us for a rally and march (from East High to Kingsbury Hall) celebrating the legacy of MLK. Bring signs to carry while you march in order to bring awareness on the issues that matter to you!

    Rally @ 2:30 pm
    March @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    For ADA accommodations, contact Estela Hernandez at (801)587-3342.
  • Charlene Carruthers
  • January 23
  • 12:00 PM
  • Union Ballroom
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    Charlene A. Carruthers is a Black, queer feminist community organizer and writer. Her passion for developing young leaders within marginalized communities has led her to work on immigrant rights, economic justice and civil rights campaigns nationwide. Charlene is author of the bestselling book, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements.
  • learn about charlene
  • Youth Leadership Awards
  • January 23
  • 2:30 PM
  • Union Saltair
  • The MLK Youth Leadership Awards are presented to students, grades 7 through 12, from across the State of Utah, honoring and celebrating their dedication to social action, positive change and building bridges among cultures and communities.
  • learn more
  • Pizza and Politics
  • January 24
  • 12:00 PM
  • GC 2055
  • Details coming soon!
Thank you to our committe members and sponsors!
  • Committee Members:
  • Estela Hernandez
  • Kathy Chritie
  • Frances Battle
  • Steven Bell
  • Irene Ota
  • Sponsors:
  • Office for Equity and Diversity
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Bennion Center
  • ASUU
  • Division of Ethnic Studies
  • East High School
  • Hinckley Institute of Politics
  • Salt Lake City Police Department
  • Salt Lake City School District
  • Zions Bank
  • Avenues Smiths
  • Kingsbury Hall
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program
  • Alumni Association