1/18 - 21 Westminster Host Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities
Brought to you by Westminster’s Diversity Department
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Contact: Krista DeAngelis (801) 832-2682
Jan. 11, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster will host the following activities to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 18: MLK, Jr. Day of Service and March
Westminster's Diversity & International Center and The Center for Civic Engagement will sponsor a January service project focused on collecting items needed by the International Refugee Committee. We will collect items from Jan 4-18, and sort and package them on the 18th. We will also participate with the U of U in the MLK, Jr. Day March.
Tuesday, January 19: “The American Quilt of Song” performance by Charles Holt.
7:30 p.m. Vieve Gore Concert Hall
Some of you may remember Charles Holt’s one-man performance of Black Boy from January 2005. For this year’s performance, he combines discussion and song to highlight the ways that music has historically served as a tool for those with no to little political voice. Holt’s presentation spans the 20th Century; and for you Marvin Gaye fans, he notes that he’s heavy on the 1960’s.
Thursday, January 21, The Power of Dialogue, Shatki Butler, Bastian Foundation Diversity Speaker.
7:30 lecture in Vieve Gore Concert Hall
Dr. Shakti Butler has worked as a creative and visionary bridge builder for over 20 years. Her work challenges and inspires—prompting people to learn about racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism for over 20 years. While executive director of World Trust Educational Services, Dr. Butler created and implemented Heart-to-Heart Conversations, a national program of public dialogue designed to help people learn together and share deep feelings about race and culture. She has also produced and directed documentary films—including The Way Home, Light in the Shadows, and Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible—aimed at facilitating difficult, productive conversations to promote change and understanding among and across groups.
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