2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Events

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - MLK Day of Service

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is about coming together to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy further his dream for peace working together to strengthen our communities. MLK Day of Service honors Dr. King’s legacy through service. The event empowers individuals, strengthens communities, build bridges, breaks down barriers, addresses social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of strong, beloved communities.

Projects at various times | Start in MU Horizon Room  

Sponsored by Student Leadership & Involvement - Center for Civic Engagement, meals provided by the Global Community Kitchen


Monday, January 15, 2018 - A Beloved Community: Recognition and Resilience Celebration

The Annual Corvallis King Legacy Advisory Board Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration is a gathering for the entire Corvallis community will be a time to celebrate and honor the effort and commitment of our local groups to the legacy of Dr. King’s Beloved Community. While there have been many events and decisions that have given us much to grieve this past year, there have been even more instances of local communities resisting and coming together to protect and advance fairness and justice. Come celebrate these groups and our community with us.

6 pm – 8 pm | Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St.

Sponsored by the City of Corvallis King Legacy Advisory Board


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Implicit Bias

Learn about the hidden power of cognitive and structural biases in our daily lives and explore ways to reduce bias.

10 am – 12 pm | Memorial Union 211

Sponsored by the OSU Search Advocate Program


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Untold Stories of Brother Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – The Alpha Man

This discussion will provide an opportunity for audience members to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr contributions to his beloved fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

1 pm – 2:15 pm | Student Experience Center 354

Sponsored by Diversity & Cultural Engagement, Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life, and the College of Education.


Thursday, January 18, 2018 – Speaking Justice Workshop – Small Victories: Black + Joy + Beauty with Janae Johnson

Centered on "joy" as an organism that exists in every breath, this workshop is designed to reinforce a narrative of self-love and reclaim the hardest parts of ourselves. Janae will lead participants in a series of scaffolding and writing exercises meant to rejuvenate, affirm, celebrate, and prioritize joy as act of resistance. Go to http://uhds.link/joyworkshop to register.

2 pm – 4 pm | Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center

Sponsored by University Housing and Dining Services & the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Speaking Justice

A night of spoken word by the Oregon State community and featured spoken word artist Janae Johnson.

7 pm – 9 pm | MU Lounge

Sponsored by University Housing and Dining Services, Residence Hall Association & the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center


Friday, January 19, 2018 – MLK Celebration Closing Event

A time for participants to reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., personal thoughts and experiences during events throughout the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration. Refreshments will be provided.

11 am – 1 pm | SEC Student Involvement Lounge

Sponsored by the OSU MLK Celebration Planning Committee