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Multicultural Affairs Events Calendar

The Multicultural Affairs events calendar is updated every Friday and consists of activities/programs hosted by the various ethnic communities in Utah. These events add a rich sense of culture to our state and provides diverse experiences for our fellow citizens to enjoy.

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To have your event featured on our Calendar of Events please contact Rozanna at or Jenny at Please note all events are subject to approval and Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs reserves the right to edit submissions of any event information.


MCA-UofUmlk-2016-poster-talibJanuary 21, 2016, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – MLK Celebration 2016 Keynote: Talib Kweli, hosted by the University of Utah Office for Equity and Diversity is to be held at the U of U Union Ballroom, 200 South Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. Talib Kweli, hip-hop artist and activist will perform a ten minute spoken word with an hour keynote address for the University of Utah’s MLK 2016 Celebration. Visit their website for more information.


MCA-WSUGospelMusicFestJanuary 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 16th Annual Gospel Music Festival
Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts Austad Auditorium, 1901 University Cir, Ogden, UT 84408

The festival is presented by Weber State University’s Diversity and Inclusive Programs. The goal of the festival is to share the African-American sacred music experience with all people and to show its influence on contemporary music. This event is free and open to the public.



WSU-Black-History-Month-page-001February – Black History Month 2016: Honoring the Sites, Souls & Sounds of Utah’s Black Experience 
Weber State University

Weber State University is hosting events throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.


MCA-Utah NAME Essay Scholarship Flyer 2016-page-001February 5, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – Utah NAME Student Essay Contest DEADLINE

The Utah Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education is sponsoring a Student Essay Contest for Middle/Jr. High and High School students. Tell your story in writing and be eligible to receive a scholarship to use for your education after high school. Written stories should be a maximum of 500 words and can be written in the language of your choice. Submit written essays with a cover page electronically to For more information visit


SUU-BSU​February 5, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Black History Month Step Show
Southern Utah University Auditorium Theatre, 351 West University Boulevard, Cedar City, UT 84720

The Southern Utah University Black Student Union is hosting its 13th annual Black History Month Step Show. Pre-sale tickets are $3 and day-of tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are free.


UVU-African-NightMonday, February 8, 2016 6:00-9:00 p.m. – African Night: African Royalty
Utah Valley University Ballroom, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058

Come enjoy a family-friendly night of entertainment, hosted by the UVU African Club,​ as you discover authentic African dance, rhythms, foods and both modern and traditional African fashion from all regions of the continent. Tickets are available online at ​


MCA-Flyer2[1] (1)February 13, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Chinese New Year Cultural Celebration
Cottonwood High School Auditorium, 5715 South 1300 East, Murray, UT 84121

The Utah Chinese New Year Celebration Committee is hosting their Chinese New Year event with cultural performances in Cottonwood High School’s Auditorium. Admission and Parking are free. View the flyer for more information or visit their website.


WSU-Aint-I-A-WomanFebruary 17, 2016, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Ain’t I a Woman! Theatre Performance 
Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts Austad Auditorium, 1901 University Cir, Ogden, UT 84408

The Weber State University Office of the President, Office of Cultural Affairs and Diversity and Inclusive Programs would like to invite you to attend a theatre piece by the Core Ensemble, Ain’t I a Woman! The event will take place on Wednesday, February 17th at 9:30 AM and again at 7:30 PM. Shinnerrie Jackson portrays multiple characters while interacting with the onstage musical trio of cello, piano and percussion. This event is free and open to the public.


February 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – African/African American College Day 2016
Salt Lake Community College Redwood Campus, 4600 S. Redwood Road, Student Center Oak Room, Taylorsville, UT 84123

Salt Lake Community College’s Black Student Union is hosting African/African American College Day 2016. Register at


MCA-2016 WFN JACL DOR-page-001February 20, 2016, 12:00-2:00 p.m. – JACL Day of Remembrance
Pleasant Valley Library, 5568 South 500 East, Ogden, UT 84405

The event is hosted by the Japanese American Citizens League-Wasatch Front North Chapter. The public is welcome. Admission is $10.00 which includes a Bento box lunch from Hanamaru and conversation with Utah State Senator-Dist. 8, Dr. Brian E. Shiozawa. A remembrance video will be shown of the internment from the perspective in Hawai’i. For more information, contact Alice Hirai at 801-589-8859.


USU-Untold-JourneyFebruary 24, 2016, 5:35 p.m. – America’s Untold Journey – 450 Years of the African American Experience
Utah State University TSC Auditorium, 0175 Old Main Hill, Logan UT, 84322

In honor of Black History Month, the Access and Diversity Center invites you to a free viewing of America’s Untold Journey. The 45 minute documentary reveals untold facts about the importance of African-American involvement in the nation’s creation.


MCA-Utah NAME 2016 Flyer-page-001February 27, 2016 – Utah NAME Conference
Salt Lake Community College, 4600 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, 84123

The Utah chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) is holding their annual Utah NAME Conference. This year’s theme is “Engaging and Honoring Students’ Intersecting Identities.” The keynote speaker is Paul, C. Gorski, the Found of EdChange and the Multicultural Pavilion. Conference information and registration is available at