Westminster Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Sugar House March, Day of Service and Diversity Lecture.
Events are free and open to the public.
Westminster College will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march through Sugar House on Jan. 19, 2015, at 10am. Marchers should arrive at 9:30am. and meet in front of Converse Hall.
Westminster will also host a Day of Service in honor of Dr. King on January 23, on the Westminster campus with students from South Salt Lake after school programs. As part of the college’s ongoing partnership with the City of South Salt Lake, the campus will host students from South Salt Lake’s after school program to promote higher education and engage in service activities that will benefit refugees who live in South Salt Lake. Westminster undergraduates and South Salt Lake youth will put together welcome baskets for recently arrived refugee families, as well as kits for new mothers residing in South Salt Lake.
“We hope Westminster’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and day of service will help students learn about Dr. King’s legacy and value social justice through their service,” said Lu Marzulli, director of diversity student affairs and services.
Westminster will then host Dr. Tricia Rose, professor of Africana studies at Brown University, as part of the 2014-2015 Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series. Dr. Rose will present “Imagining Justice: African-American Culture and Social Change” on Jan. 27, 2015, at 7:30pm. in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium.
The events are hosted by Westminster’s Diversity and International Center and the Kay Dumke Center for Civic Engagement and are free and open to the public.
The Jan. 19 march will begin in front of Converse Hall at 1840 South 1300 East, head south on 1300 East, west on 2100 South to 900 East, then return on 1100 East to Westminster.