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. This year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will take place from January 19-25, 2019. The Peace Breakfast will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019.

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.

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.

The Peace Breakfast, Keynote Address and Peace March - A breakfast to honor the legacy of Dr. King, where legacy awards are presented to community members for exemplary service. The Peace Breakfast takes place on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The breakfast is followed by a keynote address and Peace March.

Event submissions are now open. - Deadline Nov. 30th.

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:

  • The Frances Dancy Hooks Award
  • The Phyllis S. Lee Award
  • The Oscar Humberto Montemayor Award

Nominations for the 2019 legacy awards are now open. Learn more here.


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