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."
Westminster students, staff and faculty
Martin Luther King Jr. march and service project
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan. 21, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.