MLK Commemoration Schedule of Events

The MLK commemoration will begin on Jan. 11 and close on Jan. 18.

Along with Andrew Young, who has personally worked with King himself, there will be several other guest speakers that will speak about the civil rights movement.

Lee Mun Wah, an internationally renowned filmmaker, will conduct a diversity training. Students and faculty will present papers and projects created specifically for the event. Herman Boone, the football coach known from the movie Remember the Titans, will be the concluding speaker of the commemoration on Jan. 18.

For more information about the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on campus, contact Julie Nichols at 801-863-6795.

Jan. 11
9:00–10:30 am: Unlearning Racism in Schools (Faculty & Staff Dialogue) – Center Stage
10:45–11:45 am: How to Have a Dialogue Across Cultures (Student Dialogue) – UVU Library: Timpanogos Room
12:00–1:00 pm: KEYNOTE -What Stands Between Us – Ragan Theater
2:45–5:00 pm: Unlearning Racism in Schools cont’d. (Faculty & Staff Dialogue)- Center Stage
7:00–9:00  pm: Film Showing & Discussion: Last Chance for Eden – Center Stage

Jan. 12
9:00 am: President Holland “Civil Rights in the Early Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Ragan Theater
10:00 am: Panel Discussion on “We Need Not Fear Each Other: Understanding Muslim Members of Our Community.” SC 206ab
11:00 am–12:50 pm: Panel discussion “Critical Deaf Theory” SC 206ab
11:00 am–11:50 am: Student Presentations: “American Voices: The Talking Book and Popular Music” SC 213b
12:00–12:50 pm: Panel discussion “Imagining Justice in Public Schools: Student Voices for Change” SC213b
1:00–1:50 pm: Student Presentations: “Human Rights” SC213b
2:00–3:15 pm: Panel discussion “The Origins of Race: Eighteenth-Century Perspectives” LI 120 (Library Auditorium)
3:30–4:00 pm: Reader’s Theater: “Freedom on the Menu: The  Greensboro Sit-Ins” LI 120

Jan. 13
10:00 am: Keynote address: Ambassador Andrew Young, “The Journey Forward” Grande Ballroom, UVU Student Center.
11:30 am–1:00 pm: Invitation-only VIP luncheon..
2:30–3:30 pm: Book Discussion led by Ambassador Young: An Easy Burden and Walk In My Shoes LI 120 Library Auditorium, UVU
6:00–8:00 pm: Arts and Awards Reception Noorda Theater, UVU

Jan. 17
8:30 am–1:00 pm: Partnership with BYU for “Day of Community Outreach BYU Wilkinson Center
5:30 pm: Candlelight procession BYU Carillon Bell Tower
6:00 pm: BYU Gospel Choir Featuring Darius Gray, WSC Ballroom

Jan. 18
12 pm: Coach Herman Boone from “Remember the Titans,” to speak, Grande Ballroom

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