civil rights

Humans of the U: Jason Ramirez on ‘Juneteenth’

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.


Watch commencement live

Thursday’s commencement address from civil rights veteran and U alum Rev. France A. Davis can be watched live at utah.edu/live.


U announces 2019 Commencement speaker

Civil rights veteran and U alum Rev. France A. Davis will deliver commencement address exploring the power of unity.


MLK WEEK: ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM

The 34th annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become a platform to engage students, faculty, staff and community members in critical conversations around contemporary civil rights issues and issues surrounding race and racism in America.


WHEN RACIAL ACTIVISM HITS HOME

U professor William A. Smith says his father’s work with MLK and Jesse Jackson influences his own academic and community service.


MLK WEEK EXPLORES SYSTEMS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

McArthur Genius Ta-Nehisi Coates delivers keynote address.


ARTISTS AS ADVOCATES

Author of “The Color Purple,” Alice Walker, and acclaimed filmmaker Pratibha Parmar to visit the U discussing women’s rights and human rights.


SECURING CIVIL LIBERTIES

Creators of “March” to speak at the U for a MUSE event highlighting year of exploring community.


THE BELOVED COMMUNITY

Civil rights icon John Lewis has dedicated his life to building “the Beloved Community” in America. He will speak at the U Nov. 10.


Student Life

STUDENT TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS’ ADDRESS Free tickets available to students Wednesday, Oct. 21, in person at the Kingsbury Hall ticket office (tickets open to the general public on Oct. 28). Tickets to attend U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ campus presentation will be available to students at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, […]