Utah lawmakers form diversity and inclusion task force for K-12 students

Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, is one of the lawmakers who helped launch a diversity and inclusion program at K-12 schools in Utah. (Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders will announce the creation of a new task force that will focus on diversity and inclusion in the classroom.

Several elected officials, including Gov. Spencer Cox, will create a task force to embed a diversity program in K-12 schools across the state, according to a press release from the Utah House of Representatives. The bipartisan task force will be led by House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Schultz and Rep. Sandra Hollins. Senator Kirk Cullimore and Hollins worked on the legislation to make the task force a reality. The group will be formed during the 2022 Utah legislative session

Schultz and Hollins will join Cox, Schultz, Cullimore and other state lawmakers for an event announcing the formation of the task force. Cullimore and Hollins worked on the legislation to make the task force a reality. The group will be formed during the 2022 legislative session in Utah.

The event is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. Monday night at the southwest corner of the Utah State Capitol — near the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. plaque.

The band’s announcement comes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a celebration of the civil rights icon’s life and legacy. Many events in the state have commemorated King’s life, including marches in Ogden and Salt Lake City, as well as events hosted by local NAACP chapters.

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