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Beloved Film & Panel Discussion

Monday, February 13, 2023
2 to 4 p.m.
Technology Building Auditorium, Taylorsville Campus

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Beloved Community Project Film

Produced by Brolly Arts & Salt Lake Community College.

The film focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King's articulation of the Beloved Community. That it is possible to create civil, equitable and harmonious communities through non-violent social change. Through film, storytelling, history, current events, and movement the film addresses global issues with local relevance and asks each of us: what we can do for change.

Beloved Community Panel Discussion - Where Are We Now?

In Dr. King's 1963 March On Washington speech he wrote: "When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back insufficient funds."

The panel will discuss where America is today 60 years since Dr. King shared his "Dream" for our nation. The articulation of the "Promissory Note" and the "Hope" for a Beloved Community will be explored. In the spring of 1963 civil rights leaders were filmed discussing the challenges the Negro faced. Today's panel discussion is a partial reenactment of that 1963 conversation that will bring two points in American history together.

Program Participants & Panelists

  • Dr. Clifton Sanders, Provost SLCC.
  • Rev. Dr. France Davis, Pastor Emeritus Calvary Baptist Church Salt Lake City.
  • Dr. Anthony J. Nocella, International Award-Winning Author, Prison Educator; Chair Utah Reintegration Program.
  • Adrienne Scott Ellis, M.E. Founder/Director Sowing Seed of Change, Retired 30-year Veteran Educator Davis School District.
  • Sofia Gorder M.A. Director of Arts Education Rowland Hall-St. Marks School, Brolly Arts – Films: “Black Social Change and Beloved Community Project”.
  • Professor Elisa Stone, M.A. English Dept. Community Engaged Learning/Social Justice, SLCC School of Arts, Comm & Media Beloved Community Photography Project.
  • Dr. Juan Pereia, D.M.A. Choral Music/Group Voice/Music Theatre/Song Writing.
  • Dr. Robert Sims, D.M.A. Soloist/Historian -- African American Art Songs (Negro Spiritual/Folk & Work Songs).


Professor Robert Sims

Concert Celebrating:
Civil Rights Songs & Spirituals,
Soloist Robert Sims and SLCC Chamber Singers

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, South City Campus

SLCC Chamber Singers are joined by award-winning, lyric baritone Robert Sims. Most notably the winner of the American traditions competition, Mr. Sims Is known for his dynamic interpretation of song. Join us for an evening of African American Spirituals, civil rights songs, and other inspiring music as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King.


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Beloved Community Photography Project

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Open House

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
6 to 7:30 p.m.
George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Art Gallery, South City Campus


February 9 – March 23, 2023
George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Art Gallery, South City Campus

The Beloved Community Photography Project connects Salt Lake Community College faculty with local students through in-class discussions and presentations. After participating in activities that explore Dr. King’s legacy and how students can apply his ideas to their own lives, participants highlight their own beloved connections with their communities through photography that celebrates their individual voices and viewpoints. Artwork is displayed each year in a public exhibit at the SLCC George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Art Gallery.