At the University of Utah, we celebrate the educational access and opportunities that Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy has provided in the United States. MLK Week has become a platform to engage students, faculty, staff and community members in critical conversations around contemporary civil rights issues and race in America. MLK Week is planned by a volunteer committee of students, faculty and staff collaborating across the university. All are welcome to get involved and participate.
MLK Week 2021 events will take place Jan. 18-23.
The theme for MLK Week 2021 will be “Good Trouble,” a term often associated with former United States Representative John Lewis. As a friend of King and founder and leader of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Lewis was the youngest person to speak at the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. He taught us that young people must be the change they want to see by pushing older generations for equitable change.
“I want to see young people in America feel the spirit of the 1960s and find a way to get in the way,” said Lewis. “To find a way to get in trouble, good trouble, necessary trouble.”
- Monday, Jan. 18 | MLK Week Virtual Kick-off| 2:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Jan. 19 | Speaking Through Movement | 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 20 | Good Trouble & The Redline | 12 p.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 20 | Film screening: “Mossville”| 5:15 p.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 21 | Book review: “His Truth is Marching On”| 8 a.m.
- Friday, Jan. 22 | Keynote Address| 12 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 23 | MLK Saturday Service Projects| 9 a.m.