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 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. Registration for the Peace Breakfast on Jan. 20, 2020 is now open.
The Keynote Address speaker for 2020 is Raquel Willis, activist and executive editor of Out magazine. As a Black queer transgender activist, writer and speaker, Willis is dedicated to inspiring and elevating marginalized individuals, particularly transgender women of color. This keynote session follows the Peace Breakfast at 11 am in LaSells Stewart Center.
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.
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.
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.