Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be remembered at events throughout the Salt Lake Valley on Monday, Jan. 20 and during the rest of the week.
Many people think of MLK Day as not just a day off but a day of service, so consider doing some volunteer work in honor of the day. The MLKDay.gov website helps coordinate volunteers with projects in their local areas.
Note: While we do our best to make sure all event details are accurate, it's best to contact the organizer or venue to verify details before attending any event.
Events honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place from Thursday, Jan. 16 to Thursday, Jan. 23 at the University of Utah, in partnership with local churches and civic groups. The theme for the celebration is "Beneath the Hoodie: A Look at Racial Profiling in America."
Events include an art exhibit, day of service, rally, marade (march/parade), panel discussions, spoken word, and film. The keynote speaker is the Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, Thursday, Jan. 16, 12 p.m. at the Union Ballroom.
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, 2 p.m.
East High School
1300 East 840 South
The University of Utah and greater Salt Lake community commemorate the Rev. France A. Davis Scholarship. The scholarship provides African American students with financial assistance, mentoring and academic support. A brief presentation will be given by the Rev. France A. Davis at East High School, followed by a March for Youth to Kingsbury Hall on the U campus. Donations accepted at the end of the march go toward the scholarship fund.
The Marade is 1.3 miles long. Please dress for the weather and for walking.
Kids can honor Martin Luther King, Jr. at Discovery Gateway on Monday, January 20, from 12-4 p.m. Activities will include a paper kids chain in the "35 Years of Play Area", an I Have Dream chalk board, and a book reading of "The Crayon Box that Talked".
Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
444 West 100 South, Salt Lake City
Murray City presents a Martin Luther King Day concert free to the public.
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, 7 p.m.
Murray High School
5440 S. State St.
The NAACP Salt Lake Branch will hold its 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Luncheon at the Little America Hotel, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at 12 noon.
Call 801-250-5088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for lunch tickets.
Grand America Hotel
555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City