The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is the longest running annual event at Oregon State University focused on social justice and transformative change. The 38th annual event kicks off Jan. 18 with Community Engagement & Leadership's MLK, Jr.'s Day of Service.

The Peace Breakfast, Keynote Address and Peace March are January 20, 2020.

Tickets for Peace Breakfast are now available. Further details are below.

Celebration Objectives

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


Peace Breakfast, Keynote Address and Peace March

The annual Peace Breakfast, held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while honoring members of the Oregon State community who carry his message and work forward in the present. THE 2020 PEACE BREAKFAST will be Jan. 20.





The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Address follows the Peace Breakfast

The Keynote Address will be followed by a Peace March from the LaSells Stewart Center to the Memorial Union. The Peace March is an opportunity to join in solidarity with community members and reflect on Dr. King’s legacy of creating transformative change through non-violence.


Celebration Events

The Celebration - A week-long series consisting of workshops, speakers, service opportunities and other community engagement events hosted by departments and units throughout Oregon State. 

Please submit your Celebration week events by Dec. 13.


Legacy Awards

Each year, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee presents the following legacy awards to Oregon State University community members who exemplify qualities of service and selflessness:

Nominations for the 2020 Awards are now closed. Winners will be announced at the Peace Breakfast on January 20, 2020.


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