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Numerous events planned to commemorate Martin Luther King Day

Published January 10, 2014 3:15 pm
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A number of events are planned in Utah to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They include:

A Conversation with Sybrina Fulton

Sybrina Fulton's 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder in July. Since Martin's death, Fulton has spoken against the controversial ruling to raise awareness of racial, ethnic and gender profiling. Fulton will speak and lead a discussion.

When • Jan. 16, noon-1:30 p.m.

Where • University of Utah Olpin Union, 200 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

U. of U. Day of Service

A light breakfast will be served followed by a carpool to various service project sites at 9 a.m. Those interested may pre-register at www.bennioncenter.org.

When • Jan. 18, 8:30 a.m.-noon

Where • U. of U. Olpin Union, 200 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Community Outreach Day

Volunteers from Provo and Orem will gather for Community Outreach Day to honor King's legacy through service. Representatives from Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, and United Way will work together on the event.

When • Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m.

Where • Brigham Young University Wilkinson Student Center, Brigham Young University, Provo

Tickets • Free

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon

The NAACP Salt Lake branch will host its 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon. Monique Lin-Luse, special counsel, education group, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will speak. Reservations can be made by Jan. 15 by calling 801-250-5088, email jdwnaacp@att.net or pay at www.naacp-saltlakebranch.org.

When • Jan. 20, noon

Where • Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $75

March for Youth

U. of U. students and members of the community will march 1.3 miles from East High School to Kingsbury Hall at the U. Donations accepted at the end of the march go toward the Rev. France Davis Scholarship Fund.

When • Jan. 20, 2 p.m.

Where • East High School, 840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Discovery Gateway Activities

Discovery Gateway's Martin Luther King Jr. activities will include creating a paper kids chain in the "35 Years of Play" exhibit. In Studio 444, there will be an "I Have a Dream" chalkboard and the book "The Crayon Box that Talked in the Curiosity Shop." Visit discoverygateway.org/classes-a-special-events/events for information.

When • Jan. 20, noon-4 p.m.

Where • Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8.50; members get in for free

Community Resistance to Institutionalized Racial Profiling

The Salt Lake Tribune's Jennifer Napier-Pearce will facilitate a panel discussion about the damaging effects of racial profiling and how to combat it. Panelists include Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City police chief; Debbie Rocha, director of Salt Lake Early Intervention Services; Brenda Valles, director of Research and Assessment at the U.; and Theresa Martinez, associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the U.

When • Jan. 21, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Where • U. of U. Orson Spencer Hall, 260 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Cultural Performance by Joaquin Zihuatanejo

Award-winning teacher and poet Joaquin Zihuatanejo will demonstrate a dramatic and passionate spoken-word performance on youth and social issues.

When • Jan. 22, noon-1:30 p.m.

Where • U. of U. Olpin Union, 200 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Film and Panel Discussion: "Crimes of Police"

"Crimes of Police" is a documentary on police brutality from the perspective of victims who have been racially profiled. Following the film, a panel of city officials, community members and the film's director/producer will discuss the film.

When • Jan. 22, 5-7 p.m.

Where • U. of U. College of Social Work , 395 S. 1500 East No. 111, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Keynote Address — Marc Lamont Hill

Marc Lamont Hill is a leading hip-hop generation intellectual. His work, which covers culture, politics, education, racial profiling and the war on youth, has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, books and anthologies. Tickets are required and are available at www.kingsburyhall.utah.edu or by calling 801-581-7100.

When • Jan. 23, noon-1 p.m.

Where • U. of U. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. President's Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Mitzvah Day

In honor of Dr. King's life's work and the national holiday that honors him, Congregation Kol Ami's religious school families and congregants are taking a day off from studying Hebrew and Jewish texts to put Jewish values into action. Mitzvah Day is a day of service projects that will meet needs in the larger community.

When • Sunday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where • Congregation Kol Ami, 2425 Heritage Way, Salt Lake City

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical Service

Granger Community Christian Church will present Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Ecumenical Service. The keynote address will be given by Scott B. Hayashi, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Utah. Guest speaker will be Rebecca Chavez-Houck of the Utah House of Representatives.

When • Sunday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m.

Where • Granger Christian Church, 3232 W. 4100 South, West Valley City

Tickets • Free

Martin Luther King Jr. Day March and Program

Westminster College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march and program on Jan. 20, 2014. The program will kick off with a march through Sugar House starting in front of Converse Hall on 1300 E. 1840 South. Following the march, the college will host an event with the Black Storytellers of Utah and the G. Brown Quintet at 11 a.m. in the Gore School of Business Auditorium.

When • Monday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.

Where • Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Murray City Human Rights Celebration

Dr. King's dream will be celebrated with multi-cultural music, dance, drama and youth speakers from Murray High School. Honored guests will be Murray City Mayor Ted Eyre and Miss Murray 2014, McCall Gray.

When • Monday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m.

Where • Murray High School, 5440 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • Free

MLK Humanitarian Awards Ceremony and Panel Discussion

Award-winning author Sharon Ewell Foster and educator and musician Dennis Slaughter will headline Salt Lake Community College's 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative events. Foster and Slaughter will take part in a panel discussion at noon on Jan. 29, 2014, in the Oak Room.

When • Wednesday, Jan. 29, noon

Where • Salt Lake Community College Taylorsville Redwood Campus, 4600 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville

Tickets • Free

Martin Luther King, Jr. Event with Dennis Slaughter

Musician Dennis Slaughter will join the George Brown Jazz Ensemble and several vocalists for the "Remembering MLK Through Story & Song" concert Jan. 30, 2014, in the multipurpose room.

When • Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Community College South City Campus, 1575 S. State , Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free




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