Utah (ABC4) — Few have shaped the future of America as deeply as Martin Luther King Jr.
A leader of the civil rights movement, he fought for equal rights for black people through nonviolent resistance and left a legacy of equality, justice and change. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an opportunity to honor him and what he fought for.
To avoid the real possibility of this memorial day becoming just another holiday, here is a list of activities that will help honor the life and legacy of the leaders who changed our nation.
watch his speech
King was an inspiring speaker. Many of his speeches are still available today. Take a few minutes out of your day to watch one or two of his speeches and remember what he stood for. If you’re short on time, check out some of King’s quotes to remind you of his legacy.
Click to hear Dr. King’s most famous speech, “I Have a Dream.” here.
serve in the community
King dedicated his life to creating a better world. We can continue his legacy today by striving to build a better community.
At Thanksgiving Point Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service On Monday, January 16th, community members will come together to assemble food kits for needy families in the community.
Longer term service opportunities can be found using justserve.org Or by doing a quick online search.
Attend University of Utah’s MLK Week event
of University of Utah celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, A week full of activities honor him. The list includes a Monday afternoon rally and march, Tuesday morning and evening revival choirs, multiple virtual and campus speeches, and a “Jubilee” celebration with music, games and food on Friday, January 20. increase.
Click this link to view the full list of events and details of your participation here.
Celebrate in your community
Martin Luther King Jr. was deeply connected to his community.
there is Complimentary Community Breakfast, Prayer & Procession in Ogden Marshall White Center on Monday. If you’re not in Ogden or have kids who prefer painting to marching, Family art activity event Monday afternoon at the Urban Art Gallery in Salt Lake City. The event begins with yoga and positive affirmations, leading to creative workshops where families can create crafts that represent the world they want to live in.
No matter how you celebrate, we hope these ideas will help you celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day of service, family and community.