Friday, January 11, 2019

Get Involved in MLK Day Events, Activities


Following is a rundown of opportunities to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the holiday created in his memory.

Jan. 17
7-8:30 p.m.
Grand Theatre
South City Campus, 1575 S. State St., Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Community College, in partnership with Westminster College, will host W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s “United Shades of America.” Bell will give a presentation followed by a Q&A. More information about this event can be seen by clicking here. Doors open at 6 p.m. for general seating.



Jan. 22-25
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech will play on digital screens in the Student Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

Jan. 22-25
Student Life & Leadership will be displaying images from King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The display will rotate between the Taylorville Redwood, South City and Jordan campuses throughout the week.

Jan. 24
1-2:15 p.m.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center, Oak Room
The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will be hosting a “Status of the Dream” panel discussion. Mequette Sorensen, Whitney Harris, Daniel Johnson, Alonso Reyna Rivarola and Dr. Juone Kadiri will discuss the progress we have made 56 years after Dr. Martin Luther King's defining "I Have a Dream" speech.

Jan. 22-25
The Thayne Center has organized “drop-in” service opportunities at three sites. Click here to register in advance to help at the following locations:

Jan. 22
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center, first floor, center court
Making “Caring Cards” for Utah Food Bank’s Food Box program

Jan. 24
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jordan Campus
HTC building, first floor
Making “Caring Cards” for Utah Food Bank’s Food Box program

Jan. 25
1-4 p.m.
Maliheh Clinic
951 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City
Helping Maliheh Clinic with deep cleaning of facilities


Jan. 31
12-1 p.m.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center, Room 121
The Black Student Union (BSU) is hosting an event titled “I Have a Dream,” which will allow students to express themselves through drawing, painting, writing, etc. on pieces of cloth that will be sewn together and be displayed during Black History Month (February) on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.