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 Unity Luncheon

Jan 24, 2020 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Unity Luncheon
11:30 AM–1:30 PM
Tanner Atrium in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts

Westminster's Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations continue with the Unity Luncheon and Unsung Hero Awards. The awards are given to individuals or groups who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.This event is a Westminster-based event that provides an opportunity for members of the Westminster community to connect and have conversations about diversity, community, and engagement. 

RSVP required 

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



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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