Westminster Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with March & Service Project

Jan 16, 2013

Events are free and open to the public. Media invited to cover commemoration. SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster College will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a program celebrating the 50thanniversary of the March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. The program will be followed by a march through Sugar House and a service project benefiting the Cross Roads Urban Center.   Westminster's Diversity and International Center invites the public to join the Westminster community in front of Converse Hall for a program commemorating the 50thanniversary of the March on Washington. Following the program, students will march through Sugar House. The march will begin in front of Converse Hall at 1840 South 1300 East, head south on 1300 East, west on 2100 South to 900 East, then return on 2100 South to Westminster on the Draw, located at 2120 S. 1300 East.   Once at Westminster on the Draw, participants will assemble hygiene kits to be donated to the Crossroads Urban Center. The kits, containing socks, shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, will go to low-income individuals and families in Salt Lake City.   "Social responsibility is a core learning goal at the college, so we're pleased to partner with Westminster's Center for Civic Engagement on this service project," said Luciano Marzulli, director of diversity student affairs at Westminster. "Assisting the Crossroads Urban Center and the important work they do with the homeless population is a valuable way to honor Dr. King's legacy and his commitment to helping others."   WHO: Westminster students, staff and faculty Community members   WHAT: Martin Luther King Jr. march and service project   WHERE: Westminster College 1840 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, Utah   WHEN: Jan. 21, 2013 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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