Commemoration Events

The 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration week kicks off with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 13, features the Peace Breakfast and March on Monday, Jan. 15 and concludes with the Commemoration keynote on Wednesday, Jan. 31. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the Commemoration event. 

An important part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration are events envisioned by Oregon State community members to collaboratively learn about, reflect on and carry on the legacy of Dr. King. Departments, units, offices, organizations and individuals breathe life into the celebration by organizing events throughout the Commemoration to educate, engage and energize.

Please submit events for the 2024 Commemoration to the Office of Institutional Diversity by Friday, December 22, 2023.

Event Submission Form

When planning your events, please consider the Commemoration's has three important objectives which provide the Oregon State community the opportunity to: 

  • Learn about and reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King and collaboratively envision ways to carry his work forward; 
  • Participate in an impactful, inclusive and engaging celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King; and 
  • Collaboratively learn about, reflect on and carry on the legacy of Dr. King in a way that is relevant to today‚Äôs generations. 

The Office of Institutional Diversity has funds available to support Commemoration events in 2024. Please note your needs when submitting your event form. Questions regarding funding may be sent to Pamela Johnson at [email protected].