Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Westminster College’s evolving efforts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are anchored in his powerful words: “Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”

Intelligence and character are pillars of a Westminster education and experience. They are embedded in Westminster’s college-wide learning goals, Diversity Statement, and our commitment to inclusivity.

Each January, Westminster holds a week of events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy that provides opportunities to connect and have conversations about diversity, community, and engagement.


MLK Day of Service

Jan 17, 2020 | 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

MLK Day of Service
2:00 PM | Westminster volunteer check-in at Payne Gym
2:30-4:30 PM | Station rotations 
The Dumke Center for Civic Engagement will welcome more than 200 K–6 grade students from South Salt Lake to Westminster’s campus. Students will work side by side on a service project. Students will also participate in a science project, physical activities led by Westminster soccer teams and an educational dream led by Walkways to Westminster mentors. 

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Attendance is free. For disability accommodations, please email at least five (5) business days prior to the event.

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1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
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About the MLK Celebration

While the state of Utah lagged for decades in officially acknowledging Martin Luther King Jr. Day, dedicated Westminster campus community members mobilized, strategized, and at times organized with other universities to acknowledge and celebrate Dr. King’s work and commitment to social justice.

In recent years, Westminster’s activities have grown to include a rally and march in the Sugar House neighborhood, a Day of Service, a keynote address, and a luncheon to recognize those among us who are actualizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their circles of influence. The MLK Celebration advances the talk and action toward building healthy, respectful, and brave living and learning communities for all.

Westminster honors Dr. King’s life and legacy as a leading activist to gain equal civil and human rights for African Americans and all who suffered social, economic, educational, and legal injustice.



Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105