civil rights http://kuer.org en Study Gives Utah "D" In Civil Rights Education http://kuer.org/post/study-gives-utah-d-civil-rights-education <p></p><p></p><p>The Southern Poverty Law Center says Utah is about average among other states in how well it covers the civil rights movement in the classroom. But the organization’s&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/civil-rights-movement-education-remains-woefully-inadequate-in-a-majority-of-state" style="line-height: 1.5;">latest report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;from the Teaching Tolerance Project shows the average grade is pretty poor.</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:11:11 +0000 Whittney Evans 42985 at http://kuer.org Study Gives Utah "D" In Civil Rights Education U Kicks Off MLK Week with Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin http://kuer.org/post/u-kicks-mlk-week-sybrina-fulton-mother-trayvon-martin <p></p><p>The University of Utah kicks off its week-long <a href="http://diversity.utah.edu/martin-luther-king">Martin Luther King Junior celebration </a>Thursday with an appearance by Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in Florida almost two years ago. The U’s theme this year is “Beneath the Hoodie: A Look at Racial Profiling in America”.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:11:11 +0000 Andrea Smardon 40867 at http://kuer.org U Kicks Off MLK Week with Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin Governor Honors 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's "Dream" Speech http://kuer.org/post/governor-honors-50th-anniversary-martin-luther-king-jrs-dream-speech <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Gary Herbert joined members of the of the Martin Luther King </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Human Rights Commission at the state Capitol today to honor and celebrate the </span>50th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of King’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech.”</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:01:32 +0000 Brian Grimmett 34611 at http://kuer.org Governor Honors 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's "Dream" Speech Jesse Jackson Says Multicultural Education Essential for Utahns http://kuer.org/post/jesse-jackson-says-multicultural-education-essential-utahns <p>Former Democratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson was in Salt Lake City today.&nbsp; The Baptist minister and civil rights activist delivered the keynote address for the University of Utah’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations.&nbsp;&nbsp; Before his address, Jackson argued that the U would benefit from a more multicultural student body.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:51:14 +0000 Andrea Smardon 24051 at http://kuer.org Jesse Jackson Says Multicultural Education Essential for Utahns Utah Governor Honors Topaz Internee Fred Korematsu http://kuer.org/post/utah-governor-honors-topaz-internee-fred-korematsu <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Gary Herbert signed a declaration today honoring Japanese American Fred Korematsu - who was interned in the Central Utah War Relocation Center in Topaz, appealed his conviction, and fought for civil liberties for all Americans.&nbsp;</p><p>Korematsu was born and raised in Oakland, California, but was placed in the Topaz internment camp during World War Two.&nbsp; Governor Gary Herbert said his legacy ought to be remembered in Utah.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:05:00 +0000 Andrea Smardon 23783 at http://kuer.org Utah Governor Honors Topaz Internee Fred Korematsu New Human Rights Campaign President Makes First Stop in Salt Lake City http://kuer.org/post/new-human-rights-campaign-president-makes-first-stop-salt-lake-city <p>The Human Rights Campaign has conducted the largest survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth ever conducted in the US. The new president of the LGBT civil rights organization plans to reveal these numbers Saturday at a Salt Lake City youth homeless shelter.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:42:28 +0000 Andrea Smardon 13158 at http://kuer.org New Human Rights Campaign President Makes First Stop in Salt Lake City