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MLK Day WSU Programming & Awareness Week

Join the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office for events and programming happening Jan. 15 - 18, 2024.

2024 MLK Week of Service with Center for Community Engaged Learning

MLK Jr. Breakfast and March

hosted by NAACP, Ogden City, Project Success Coalition and Weber State University

  • Monday, Jan. 15, 2023
  • Union Station
  • 9-11 a.m. Breakfast, Community/Vendor Tabling, Speakers and March signage
  • Breakfast starts at 9 a.m.

  Keynote Speaker: DENNY N. JOHNSON

Senior Director of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Corporate Headquarters in Baltimore, MD, overseeing executive-level matters involving Brotherhood Engagement & Global Outreach.

Senior Management Consultant & Founder of The Dime Consulting Group in Bowie, MD.

Presentation on Bayard Rustin and Queer Black History Coloring Sheets

Date: Jan. 16, 2024
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Sheperd Union, Room 321
Description: Come and learn about Bayard Rustin, discuss his work and legacy, and enjoy arts & crafts.

Letters From a Birmingham Jail: A Walker Institute Talks Event and Part of the Civic Involvement Via Informed Conversations Series

Date: Jan. 16, 2024 
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Lindquist Hall, Room 171 (Walker Institute Board Room)
Description: Join the Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service for an engaging, informed and responsible review of critical readings and foster a sense of civic engagement and responsibility. Students will read the material ahead of the meeting for a discussion of what we’ve read and learned. Then for MLK day only, we will be writing letters to any key stakeholder that may have an impact on issues the students select and care deeply about. Lunch will be provided.  
Contact: Akir Rowe at

*CANCELED* Panel Discussion With the Divine Nine: Black Greek Life Time *CANCELED*

Date: Jan.17, 2024  
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Wildcat Theater in the Shepherd Union
Description: This event is sponsored by Centers for Belonging & Cultural Engagement and will start with a step/stroll presentation by some members of the Divine Nine followed by a video chronicling their history. The panel will include members of each fraternity and sorority in the Divine Nine discussing why they joined, what each of their organizations represents, what they do, etc. After the panel discussion, tables will be set up in the fireplace lounge and outside the theater for each organization to talk to students and recruit for membership.

Sister Circle: Womanism and Womanist Icons

Date: Jan. 18, 2024
Time: 2:30-4 p.m.
Location: Wildcat Lanes & Games in the Shepherd Union
Description: Join the Women's Center for our January Sister Circle: Womanism and Womanist Icons. This is a presentation on the history and importance of womanism, womanist founders and icons and why womanism is important. We will also be doing an activity/craft centered around womanism. 
Contact: Andrea Hernández at

Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America - Film & Discussion

Date: Jan. 18, 2024
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Stewart Library, Hetzel-Hoellein Room 
Description: Join the Stewart Library and CCEL Community Engagement Team to view Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America and discuss. Food will be provided.
Contact: Diana Meiser at