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Westminster Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration 2018


Monday, January 15

Sugar House/Westminster Rally and March

8:30 a.m. | Converse Hall, Westminster College
Hosted by ASW Event and the Resident Hall Association

Members of the Sugar House and Westminster community join in solidarity on issues and matters related to justice, unity, and diversity. The rally and march is a gathering on the campus of Westminster that will highlight the importance of promoting social justice and unity in America and abroad. It will feature personal reflections from campus and community members who are committed to diversity and community. Transportation will be provided for individuals requiring mobility assistance.

Thursday, January 18

MLK Keynote Lecture with Nikki Giovanni
A collaboration with Salt Lake Community College

7:00 p.m. | Grand Theatre, Salt Lake Community College
Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This signature event of the MLK experience invites Westminster and the greater Salt Lake communities to hear from thought-leader and poet Nikki Giovanni. This ticketed event is free and open to the public.

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Friday, January 19

Unity Luncheon (Westminster only)

Noon | Tanner Atrium | RSVP required
Hosted by the Office of Spiritual Life and the Latter-day Saints Student Association

This event is a Westminster-based event that provides an opportunity for members of the Westminster community to connect and have conversations about diversity, community, and engagement prior to the start of the Day of Service experience. The program also includes award recognition of a Westminster and community unsung hero.

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Day of Service (Westminster only)

2:00 p.m. | Dumke Center, Bassis Student Center | Registration required
Hosted by the Dumke Center for Civic Engagement

Day of Service provides Westminster volunteers with the opportunity to engage youth from the South Salt Lake community, featuring Westminster's learning and inclusive environment.

Register for Day of Service

Tuesday, January 23

Photojournalism: Ethics, Imagery, and Understanding Our World with Nicole Tung
Presented by the Utah Center for Citizenship Diplomacy World Affairs Lecture

7:00 p.m. | Gore School of Business Auditorium, Westminster College

Ms. Nicole Tung will address how professional photojournalists continue to tell stories from around the world about human rights issues and the news whilst upholding journalistic ethics and finding one's own stylistic approach in creating impactful imagery. She will also discuss why photojournalism is still important and vital to a deeper understanding of our world. Ms. Tung is an American citizen born and raised in Hong Kong.

Learn about the World Affairs Lecture Series

Friday, January 26

Westminster Peace Concert (Westminster only)

4–6:00 p.m. | Bassis Center, Westminster College
Hosted by the National Alliance of Mental Illness on Campus, Griffins for the Greater Good, and the Westminster Military Association

This art-infused event invites members of the community to join in promoting a world where we have greater understanding and empathy of each other and where we appreciate differences. Artists will perform works that reflect a message of unity, justice, and togetherness. In addition, individuals will share their story of being a part of the community.

Tuesday, January 29–Friday, February 16

#IamWestminster Campaign

Hosted by the Black Student Union and the Dumke Center for Civic Engagement

Faculty, staff, and students at Westminster are encouraged to share their personal narratives of their journey to Westminster, their experiences related to their identity, and/or what they hope for diversity and inclusion at Westminster. The campaign will be both print and social media and aimed to identify opportunities for the campus community to better connect.

  • Oliver Anderson, co-chair

    Student Affairs

  • Marco Barker, co-chair

    Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Student Representatives
  • Luke Childers, Westminster Military Association
  • Marley Dominguez, Dumke Center for Civic Engagement
  • Kelsey Laramie, Resident Hall Association
  • Jazmin May, ASW Events
  • Elliott Parkin, Griffins for the Greater Good
  • Chloe Roghaar, National Association of Mental Illness on Campus
  • Gabi Sanchez, Latter-day Saints Student Association
  • Ebony Tyler, Black Student Union
Faculty and Staff Advisors
  • Dan Cairo, Student Diversity and Inclusion Center
  • Ryan Cook, Student Affairs
  • Marilee Coles-Ritchie, School of Education
  • Rob Myers, Admissions
  • Jan Saeed, Spiritual Life
  • Tamara Stevenson, Communication and DEI faculty fellow
  • Julie Tille, Dumke Center for Civic Engagement


Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105