SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Today, Monday, January 15, the nation will honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Civil Rights icon would have been 89-years-old if he was alive today.
MLK Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January. This year, the holiday falls on his actual birthday.
Utahns will commemorate the day by taking part in service projects, rallies and marches.
Here are some events taking place around the Utah areas:
Sugar House/Westminster Rally and March
January 15 at 8:30 a.m. at Converse Hall, Westminster College
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.
MLK march and rally at the U
The University of Utah hosts its annual march and rally to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The march begins at East High School and ends at Kingsbury Hall on the U campus.
The march and rally is a way for youth, educators, businesses, organization, religious groups and the greater community to come together and march for equality and unity.
Monday, January 15, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
East High School auditorium, 840 S. 1300 East March to Kingsbury Hall at 3 p.m.
The march and rally is part of a series of events the university is hosting to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
26th Annual Human Rights Celebration presented by: Murray City & Murray High School
Monday, January 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
5440 South State, Murray, Utah Murray High School Auditorium
Admission is Free
16th Annual MLK Day of Service
Join Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and YouthCity Government for Salt Lake City’s 16th Annual MLK Day of Service at the Utah Food Bank
Monday, January 15, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Utah Food Bank 3150 S 900 W, South Salt Lake, Utah 84119
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast and March
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast at the Marshall White Community Center 222 28th Street, Ogden
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. March to Amphitheater 343 E 25th Street, Ogden