Martin Luther King Jr. events in Utah
Celebrations of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will take place over the next week across Utah. Events are free unless otherwise noted.
Friday, Jan. 13
Luncheon • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder gives the keynote address at Utah's Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission Luncheon, 11 a.m., Sheraton Hotel, 150 W. 500 South, Salt Lake City. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org; suggested $10 donation.
Speech • Rev. France Davis, pastor of Salt Lake City's Calvary Baptist Church and an early civil-rights activist, speaks at 11:30 a.m., Southern Utah University, Hunter Conference Center, 351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City.
Theater • The Grand Theatre at Salt Lake Community College presents "The Meeting," a play about a fictional meeting between King and Malcolm X at 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary. For details, go to bit.ly/zsRWK2.
Saturday, Jan. 14
Service • The University of Utah's Lowell Bennion Community Service Center and Black Student Union host a day of service. To volunteer, meet at 8:30 a.m., Room 101 of the Olpin Student Union Building, 200 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City.
Monday, Jan. 16
March • Weber State University's Community Involvement Center and the NAACP Ogden Branch will sponsor a breakfast at 9 a.m. at the Marshall White Center, 222 28th Street in Ogden, followed by a "freedom march" to the Ogden Pavilion and community service. RSVP to Shaylee Wheeler, email@example.com.
Luncheon • Civil-rights attorney Avery Friedman speaks at the NAACP Salt Lake Branch's annual luncheon, noon, Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Tickets are $65. Call 801-250-5088 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Rally • There will be a human-rights rally at 2 p.m. at East High School, 840 S. 1300 East, followed by a 1.3-milemarch and parade to Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. President's Circle, Salt Lake City.
Performance • Ailine's Touch of Polynesia will present an educational performance of Polynesian dance, drums and music, 5:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. President's Circle, Salt Lake City.
Vigil • Brigham Young University Multicultural Student Services will hold a candlelight walk and commemorative program, 5:30-7 p.m., starting at the bell tower and ending at the Wilkinson Student Center ballroom, 1080 N. Campus Drive, Provo.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Film • The University of Utah hosts a screening of Spike Lee's "Get on the Bus," 6 p.m., Heritage Center, Room 1B, 151 Connor St., Salt Lake City.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Speech • Vivian Lee, senior vice president of University of Utah Health Sciences, gives the university's keynote MLK address, noon, Olpin Student Union Ballroom, 200 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City.
Theater • People Productions presents the black feminist classic "For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf," 7:30 p.m., Olpin Student Union Ballroom, 200 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Speech • Julian Bond, former chairman of the NAACP, will deliver the keynote address for Utah Valley University's MLK commemoration, 10 a.m., Sorensen Student Center, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem.
Panel • The University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics presents "Celebrating Utah Firsts" with some of the first people of color to join Utah's legal profession, 12:15 p.m., Orson Spencer Hall, room 255.
Friday, Jan. 20
Exhibit • The Leonardo, which is open on Jan. 16, presents a traveling exhibit, "This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement." The art-and-science center, 209 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City, will offer a limited number of exhibit tours on Friday between 1 and 3 p.m. with civil-rights leader Julian Bond, exhibit curator Matt Herron and exhibit photographer Tamio Wakayama. The tours are open to the public but must be booked in advance. For reservations, e-mail email@example.com or call 801-531-9800 ext. 201.
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