Westminster MLK Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Schedule of Events

Race Card Project

Ongoing, January 2017

Multiple Campus Locations

Participate in Westminster’s presentation of the national Race Card Project. Faculty, staff, and students are asked to share your observations, experiences, and thoughts on race and cultural identity on cards located throughout campus.

Westminster Rally and March

Monday, January 16

9:00 a.m., Converse Hall

Registration: Open to the public

Members of the Westminster and Sugar House communities gather to stand and march in solidarity in creating a community of unity, peace, respect, diversity and to honor the legacy of King and other civil rights and social justice leaders. Beverages provided by Sugar House Coffee.

Community Rally and March (with Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah)

Monday, January 16

Rally: 2:30 p.m.; March: 3:00 p.m., East High School

Westminster partners with neighboring campus communities to celebrate and march in honor of civil rights and social justice. The march begins at East High School and ends at Kingbury Hall at the University of Utah's campus.

Campus Celebration Spotlight

Wednesday, January 18

11:50 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:50 p.m.–2 p.m., Shaw Center

Registration: Open to the public

During one of the campuses busiest times, Westminster campus community members are welcomed stop in Shaw to offer or hear impromptu (or planned) expressions (singing/spoken word, etc.) that contain MLK/social justice-related content in honor of the King Celebration.

MLK Commemorative Lecture and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, January 19

In accordance with the Bastian Diversity Lecture Series:
“Looking Back and Moving Ahead: Having the Wisdom to Learn and Finding the Courage to Lead”

Keynote: Marco Barker, Ph.D., AVP for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Westminster College

Learn More About the Keynote Lecture

Unity Luncheon

Friday, January 20

12:00 p.m., Tanner Atrium, Jewett Center

Registration (for Westminster faculty, staff, and students): Register Now

Westminster joins together in supporting all members of the campus community through dialogue, a celebration of diversity, and action. During the unity luncheon, the Westminster community will have the opportunity to reflect on the week’s events, participate in community building, and learn about opportunities and resources to be engaged at Westminster and in the community. Despite divisive rhetoric occurring across the country, Westminster is committed to creating a space for dialogue and to celebrate what each Griffin brings to the campus. Sponsors: Office of Diversity, Equity&Inclusion and Dumke Center for Civic Engagement

Westminster MLK Day of Service

Friday, January 20

2:00 p.m., Dumke Center for Civic Engagement, Bassis Center

Registration (for Westminster faculty, staff, and students): Register Now

Please join the Dumke Center as Westminster welcomes students from South Salt Lake to campus for a day of service. This event includes different stations on campus like: It’s a dream with Walkways to Westminster, a service project, a science project, and an interactive activity. The Center is looking for enthusiastic students to help lead groups or be a station helper. For more information, contact Alexys Smith at ans1004@westminstercollege.edu. Sponsors: Dumke Center for Civic Engagement and City of South Salt Lake

Event details may be subject to change. For more information about Westminster’s 2017 MLK Celebration, contact Dr. Tamara Stevenson at tstevenson@westminstercollege.edu.

Black History Month

IMAGINE US: Blackness Unpacked. From Protest to Progress and Back

These events are part of the Student Diversity and Inclusion Center’s Heritage Series co-sponsored by the Dean of Student Office, Black Student Union, Gender Studies, and the Bastian Foundation.

February 2017

Monday Cultural Cinema Series

Join us every Monday for the month of February for a film screening! This event is hosted by the Black Student Union. Movies start at 8:00 p.m. Marrimon Lounge in Hogle Hall.

  • 2/6: Takers
  • 2/13: Dream Girls
  • 2/20: 13th
  • 2/27: Love and Basketball

February 7

Dr. Sarah JacksonThe Urgency of Now: Black Activism and Media in the new Millennium

Heritage Speaker Series with Dr. Sarah Jackson

Digital Activism

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Gore Auditorium

February 8

Black Misandry Panel

With Dr. William Smith, Dr. Tamara Stevenson, Dr. Julian Mendez

Malouf 201 6:00–8:00 p.m.

February 10

Food for Thought: Fellowship, Food, and Issues


February 21

History Workshop: Dance, Hair, and Heritage

5:30–7:00 p.m.
Dick 103

February 22

Heritage Dialogue with Representative Hollins

Post–Election Conversation

6:00–8:00 p.m.
Alumni House

February 23

What does Action Look Like? From Allies to Advocates

With Dr. Marco Barker

12:00–1:00 p.m.
HWACK Special Events room

March 1

For Color Girls Performance

7:00–9:00 p.m.
Gore Auditorium