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MLK Human Rights Commission | MLK Awards

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Utah’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Commission is a non-partisan, non-legislative, non-judiciary, and non-religious group created by executive order on July 1, 1991 and overseen by the Governor. The primary role of the commission in the state is to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the year, by promoting equity, diversity, and human rights through education and training as well as creating greater awareness around issues of justice. The Commission consists of various members who represent the diversity of the State of Utah and each member has been appointed by the Governor.

One of the ways that the Commission seeks to accomplish their mission is through recognizing and affirming individuals and organizations who serve as models of Dr. King’s legacy of supporting human rights. Award recipients and organizations will be those who help to promote justice, value equity and envision solutions to the many inequalities that characterize the world we live in while demonstrating the courage to act and to persevere in the face of challenging circumstances.

This award is presented up to three times per calendar year as deemed appropriate by the Commission.

Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Purpose – The Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) is partnering with the National Voter Registration Day organization this year to help increase voter registration and election day engagement in Utah. MCA reached out to other Utah Department of Heritage & Arts divisions and community organizations, to collaborate efforts. Those entities include: Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Utah Division of Indian Affairs, Utah State Library Division, Utah Division of State History, West Valley Library (Salt Lake County), Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake, Comunidades Unidas, and National Tongan American Society. This event is a one-day event to help register or re-register voters before the voter registration deadlines.

 

Day of Event (In-Person)

On-site Voter Registration: Select one of the voter registration sites listed below. At any of these sites you can register or re-register to vote with a paper form or online.  Certain sites will have online access to register. The process can take 15 to 30 minutes. After, your paper voter registration forms will be securely delivered to Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office.
Mail-In Voter Registration: We highly encourage you to fill out your registration form on-site. However, you have the option of picking up a mail-in voter registration form on-site to fill out on your own time and mail the form.
**This is a non-partisan event, so please no political candidate campaigning at the listed voter registration sites.**

 

Voter Registration Sites

West Valley Library (Salt Lake County) – map
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2880 West 3650 South
West Valley City, 84119
For more information, visit mca.utah.gov/vote or contact Rozanna at rbenally-sagg@utah.gov or 801-245-7210, or Jenny at jhor@utah.gov or 801-245-7214.
Registration modes: Paper Forms, Online

Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Artsmap
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Liberty Park
Salt Lake City, 84105
For more information visit arts.utah.gov or contact Sabrina at sabrinasanders@utah.gov or 801-245-7285.
Registration modes: Paper Forms

Urban Indian Center of Salt Lakemap
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
120 West 1300 South
Salt Lake City, 84115
For more information, contact James at jtoledo@utah.gov or 801-715-6702.
Registration modes: Paper Forms

Bookmobiles (Utah State Library Division)
All locations and times as scheduled
bookmobiles.utah.gov
Registration modes: Paper Forms, Online

Comunidades Unidasmap
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
1750 W. Research Way
Suite 102
West Valley City, 84116
For more information, visit cuutah.org or contact Mayra at mayra@cuutah.org or 801-487-4143.

National Tongan American Society Officemap
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
3007 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, 84115
For more information visit ntasutah.org or contact Lavinia at ltmplatu@ntasutah.org or 801-467-8712.

Other Dates and Locations to Register

September 14, 21, and 28
During Utah Division of State History’s Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
State Archives – map
346 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, 84101
history.utah.gov
Registration modes: Paper Forms

Now through November 1
Bookmobiles (Utah State Library Division)
All locations and times as scheduled
bookmobiles.utah.gov

 

Voter Registration Deadlines

In Person:
County Clerk’s Office – To register to vote in person, visit your county clerk’s office by November 1. You will not be eligible to vote during early voting, but you will be able to vote on Election Day at your polling location. Find your polling location at vote.utah.gov.
Visit these Agencies – You may also register to vote in person at the following agencies by October 9, The Drivers License Division, Division of Workforce Services, Utah State Department of Health, Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Offices, The Division of Services for People with Disabilities, The Department of Rehabilitation, or Public college and universities.

By Mail: To register to vote by mail, send your completed Voter Registration Form to your county clerk’s office, postmarked no later than October 9.

Online: To register to vote online, visit voter.utah.gov. The last day to register is November 1. You may also change your name or address on your voter registration record, affiliate with a party or change your party affiliation, or request an absentee ballot.

 

Voter Registration Documents and Flyers

Official Flyer – Registration_Sept27

Flyer with Voter Registration Deadlines – Registration_Info

State of Utah Voter Registration Form – Utah Voter Registration Form

List of County Clerk Offices in Utah – County_Clerks

 

 

Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit 2016

About     MYLS 2016     Past Events


Monday, October 3, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center – Salt Lake City

Update: The Summit will now begin at 9:00 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Purpose

The Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit is a one-day program that brings youth, educators, parents, and community members together in a conference-type setting. The focus is to inspire middle school students to become community leaders and encourage them to reach their educational goals. A majority of students are leaders in their own schools; our intent is to motivate them to continue succeeding in school and enroll into higher education institutions.

Registration

Opens on Thursday, September 1 and closes on Monday, September 19

Registration is free for students, educators, and community members. A light breakfast and box lunch are provided to all registered attendees. *Please note: The Office of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) implemented changes to this year’s registration.

  • The event is for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students.
  • A maximum of 100 students can attend per school.
  • One adult must accompany every 25 students. (Example: If 60 students attend, two adults must also attend.)

The cost to table is $100. The fee covers a topped and skirted table with seating and lunch tickets for two individuals. If you need to provide payment by check, please contact Jenny Hor (information listed below).

Questionnaire Form

MCA collects student data to determine if the division is reaching a diverse group of students. Participation is voluntary. If parents participate, please fill out the acknowledgement section and answer the questions. If parents do not participate, please only fill out the acknowledgement section. The form can be found below.

MYLS-2016-Student-Questionnaire.pdf

For parents who wish to participate, their child’s information remains confidential. The acknowledgement section is removed before any data collection, which means their responses do not identify them or their child’s name.

We kindly ask educators to collect the forms and provide them to MCA on the day of the event.

Agenda

Registration 8:00 am – 9:00 am
General Session 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Break 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Breakout Session 1 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Lunch 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Break 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
Breakout Session 2 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Break 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Breakout Session 3 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Break 1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Closing Session 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Contact

Rozanna Benally-Sagg
email: rbenally-sagg@utah.gov
office phone: 801-245-7210
Jenny Hor
email: jhor@utah.gov
office phone: 801-245-7214

Sponsors

We thank the following sponsors for their generous support.

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Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit

About     Past Events


In support of Governor Gary R. Herbert’s ‘66 by 2020’ education initiative, a state goal that 66 percent of all working-age Utahns will hold a post-secondary degree or certificate by 2020, the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted the first annual Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit on April 30, 2013 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. MCA has since hosted Summits at Weber State University, Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, and South Towne Exposition Center.

MCA plans to host this event every fall during the school year with hopes that students learn how they can be agents of positive social change.

Chase Home Museum

The Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts is the only museum in the country dedicated to displaying a state-owned collection of contemporary folk art. It features objects made by living Utah artists from the state’s American Indian, rural, occupational and ethnic communities offering a snapshot of Utah’s contemporary culture and heritage. The Chase Home, built more than 150 years ago in a traditional hall-and-parlor style from adobe bricks, is a fine example of 19th century folk art.


The three permanent galleries are in the process of having new exhibitions installed. The museum will be closed from October 18, 2016 through January 20, 2017.



Workshop Space and Temporary Exhibitions

A workshop space on the first floor features both folk arts and museum programming at the Chase Home. We offer classes, hands-on workshops, artist visits, and many more events. Follow our Facebook page for the latest announcements.

The workshop space also serves as a gallery for temporary exhibitions of Utah folk and traditional arts or new work featuring emerging folk art genres or innovations of tradition. We accept proposals for 8-12 week exhibitions by Utah artists. See our Exhibition Guidelines to submit a proposal. Contact Adrienne Decker (adriennedecker@utah.gov) or Jennifer Ortiz (jenniferortiz@utah.gov) to learn more.

Folk Art Collection

View the State of Utah Folk Art Collection.

Location & Hours

The Chase Home Museum will be closed
10/18/16 ~ 1/20/2017


The Chase Home Museum is located in the middle of Liberty Park. To visit, enter the park from either 900 South or 1300 South at about 600 East and follow the signs to parking near the center of the park.

Labor Day-Memorial Day (Winter Hours):

Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday-Monday: Closed

Memorial Day-Labor Day (Summer Hours):

Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday-Saturday:11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Sunday-Monday: Closed

Chase Home Museum Map

Questions?

Call 801.533.5760

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