Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be remembered at events throughout the Salt Lake Valley on Monday, Jan. 21 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 Friday, Jan. 18 to Thursday, Jan. 24 at the University of Utah, in partnership with local churches and civic groups. The theme for the celebration is "Justice for All."
Events include a luncheon, day of service, rally, marade (march/parade), Polynesian cultural presentations, panel discussions and film screenings. The keynote speaker is the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Thursday, Jan. 24, 12 p.m. at the Huntsman Center. Admission to Rev. Jackson's speech is free, but a ticket is required.
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, 2 p.m.
East High School
1300 East 840 South
The University of Utah and Greater Salt Lake Communities come together to commemorate the leadership and contributions of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Brief presentations will be offered at East High School followed by a Marade (march/parade) to the University of Utah Kingsbury Hall.
The Marade is 1.3 miles long. Please dress for the weather and for walking.
The NAACP Salt Lake Branch will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Luncheon at the Little America Hotel, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at 12 noon. Reception at 11:30 a.m.
Call 801-250-5088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for lunch tickets.
Murray City presents a Martin Luther King Day concert free to the public.
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, 7 p.m.
Murray High School
5440 S. State St.