Weber State students hold MLK Day march

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OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) — Students at Weber State University showcased a week of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, the Weber State University Student Association coordinated a “Freedom Breakfast and March” where students marched from the Marshall White Center to the Ogden Amphitheater, then performed a service project following the march. Event sponsors included the NAACP Ogden Branch and several diversity clubs and organizations a part of the University.

“The NAACP is excited to continue our long-standing partnership with Weber State University to commemorate the life, legacy, and principles promoted by Dr. King,” said Betty Sawyer, President of the Ogden branch/chapter of the NAACP and Black Scholars United advisor for Weber State. 

Event organizers say service projects and events will continue through the week and encompass a message of unity in order to build a “Beloved Community” vision endowed by Dr. King. 

If you’d like to help or participate in the event, Catholic Community Services will be collecting baby supplies from volunteers at these events: 

Jan. 22, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Volunteers will assist with the American Red Cross and YMCA’s “Fun with Fire Safety” event. 1270 Gramercy Ave. Ogden. Contact Rylie Howard at for more information.

Jan. 23, 5-7 p.m.
Volunteers will help lead group activities at STEM Night at the DaVinci Academy (215 E. 22nd St, Ogden). Volunteers will work with students in grades 1-6 with hands-on experiments and projects. Contact Jenna Thoits at for more information.

Jan. 24, 3-5 p.m.
Volunteers needed to complete small service projects on the Weber State University Ogden campus. Meet in Shepherd Union Room 326K. Contact Bre Christopherson at for more information.

Jan. 25, 7 p.m.
Volunteers needed to assist with the Special Olympics Talent Show at the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. The talent show brings together Special Olympic athletes with students and families in their community. Contact Dallas Carter at for more information.

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