MLK Day Celebrations in Utah

While this by no means an exhaustive list of the service projects, activities, and celebrations taking place in Utah to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, these are some excellent opportunities to take part in. Let us know if we’re missing something here!

Martin Luther King Day Beloved Community Celebration

Monday, January 15, 2024, 9:30am at the Utah State Capitol, 350 N State Street, SLC, UT

Join the Beloved Community for an uplifting and inspiring event at as we reflect on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision of Building the Beloved Community. Learn more and register here!

University of Utah Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Martin Luther King, Jr. Week

Dr. King dedicated his life to improving the educational access and opportunity given to every person, and at the University of Utah we continue to strive toward those values. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week (MLK Week) has become a platform for engaging students, faculty, trainees, staff, and community members in critical conversations around race and contemporary civil rights issues in America. All are welcome to get involved and participate!

In the winter of 1967, in a modest rented bungalow in the town of Ocho Rios in north Jamaica, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote the first draft of “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” the last book he would complete during his lifetime.

More than half a century after that moment, we are still asking the question, where do we go from here? As we celebrate 40 years of honoring Dr. King’s legacy with MLK Week at the U, the University of Utah is answering with an emphatic turn toward community. See the entire list of activities here

Black Physicians of Utah MLK Day Celebration and Day of Service

BPOU has several activities planned for Martin Luther King’s Day of Service: serving lunch at the Geraldine E. King Women’s Center, going to the MLK rally and march at starting at East High School at 2:30pm, and lunch afterwards for medical students and residents only.

Learn more about all of these events and sign up here.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast & Unity March in Ogden

Join the Project Success Coalition, Ogden City Marshall White, Ogden NAACP & Weber State University for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Unity March. The breakfast will be held at the Ogden Union Station and begins at 9 a.m. The breakfast is free and open to the public and donations are accepted. Following the breakfast is a commemorative March to the Ogden Amphitheater where there will be speakers with messages of love, peace and hope from students, community and other leaders. More information available here.

BYU’s 2024 MLK Walk of Life

The MLK Walk of Life will be held on January 17th, 2024 at 6:30pm MST. Join them as they commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students, staff and community members are welcome! Please meet at the tunnel located north of campus next to the Marriott Center. There will be presentations in the Wilk Ballroom following the walk. More information can be found here.