On Tuesday, Jan. 29, Winners of the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Embracing the Dream Award will be honored in a ceremony held in the Oak Room of the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Event Center.
The 9 a.m. event will be preceded by a reception at 8:30 and followed by a discussion about Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Beloved Community” at 9:30.
The award ceremony and discussion conclude a string of upcoming Salt Lake Community College celebrations of King’s legacy.
Other events include a panel discussion on Jan. 23, a reading on Jan. 25 and a keynote address on Jan. 28.
The University of Utah will also be honoring King with events throughout the week
Jan. 23 will feature Conversations on Social Issues: The New Racism beginning at noon. Held in room 266 at the Markosian Library on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Conversations is sponsored by SLCC Libraries and the School of Humanities and Social Science.
Also on Jan. 23, the University of Utah will screen The Interrupters at 7 p.m. The film is a documentary about a nonprofit in Chicago trying to end violence.
A panel discussion will follow. The event will take place in the Saltair room in the Olpin Student Union Building.
Reverend Jesse Jackson will speak at the University of Utah on Jan. 24. Tickets are sold out, but the event will be streamed live at noon at diversity.utah.edu.
“(Jackson) represents a sort of living historical figure that serves as a testament to the labor and the results of living one’s commitments,” said the U of U’s Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity Octavio Villalpando.
The First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City (569 S 1300 E) will host a public reading of The Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25. The Meeting is a fictional account of a meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
It explores the ideological differences that the two had and how they would have discussed the issues that both worked to address in different ways.
Lonzo Liggins, Terence S. Johnson and Harold DeHorney will reprise their roles from The Meeting for the event sponsored by the EttaGrace Black Theatre Company, The Grand Theatre and the SLCC Arts and Cultural Events and Martin Luther King Day Committees.
On Jan. 28 at noon, Professor Michele Goodwin, Everett Fraser Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, will talk about “Assistive Reproductive Technologies, Social Justice, Race and Civil Rights.” The lecture starts at noon in the Oak Room in the Student Event Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
The 2013 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Embracing the Dream Award winners include Ruby Chacon, Jack Hesleph and Bishop Scott Hayashi.