WSU Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with Community Event

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an event focused on his dream of a “Beloved Community.”

The Office of Diversity will host Marion Howe-Taylor and Amy McDonald, co-creators of the film “Beloved Community Project,” for a virtual screening and panel presentation Jan. 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. 

Their film focuses on the Beloved Community, an idea shared by King, which encourages the creation of justice for all people through methods of nonviolence, and educates others to minimize misunderstandings and recognize common humanity. The film presents these ideas while covering locally relevant global issues and asking what we can do individually to change. 

“For Dr. King, the Beloved Community was not a lofty utopian goal,” explained Adrienne Andrews, WSU assistant vice president for diversity. “Instead, the Beloved Community is a realistic, achievable goal that can be attained by a critical mass of people committed to and trained in the philosophy and methods of nonviolence.”

A question and answer session with Howe-Taylor and McDonald will follow the screening. To view the film or a trailer in advance, visit the Brolly Arts website at this link The campus community is invited to participate by registering at this link

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Contact:

Cindy Reinhard, Office of Diversity interim program coordinator
801-626-7710 • cynthiareinhard@weber.edu

Author:

Jordan Wise, Marketing & Communications
801-626-7948 • jordanwise@weber.edu