2014 University of Oregon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Events

Monday, January 20

“MLK Day of Service”
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service Day activities hosted by the Holden Center

MLK Gospel Concert
3 p.m.
Beall Concert Hall
Hosted by the School of Music & Dance

Community Events
“Standing United!” NAACP March to Shedd
March begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Science Factory Parking Lot
, 2300 Leo Harris Parkway (next to Autzen Stadium) and goes to the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, 868 High St.
Shedd program is from 11 am-12:30 pm and features UO President Michael Gottfredson.

“Now is the Time to Make Real the Promise of Democracy”
16th annual Springfield Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

March begins at 1:30 pm at the Springfield Justice Center (230 4th) and ends at Springfield High School (875 7th Street) for a free celebration from 2-4 pm featuring music, refreshments, the display of student essays, poetry, and art and keynote addresses by high school speech competition winners.
Sponsored by Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect (SAfER) and the City of Springfield.

Giancarlo Esposito
6:30 p.m.
Building 6 Lane Community College

Tuesday, January 21

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address
Saul Williams, poet and musician
5:30 – 7 p.m.
EMU Ballroom
Hosted by the Office of the Dean of Students

Wednesday, January 22

My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain
Book reading by Aaron Dixon, author
4:30-5:45 p.m.
Many Nations Longhouse, 1630 Columbia St., on the UO Campus.
Sponsored by the UO Department of Ethnic Studies

MLK Candlelight Vigil
6:00 p.m.
EMU Amphitheater
Hosted by the Black Student Union & Black Women of Achievement

Thursday, January 23

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
EMU Ballroom
Hosted by the Office of Equity and Inclusion
RSVP by Friday, Jan. 17

Community Conversation: Civil Rights & Sexuality
3 p.m.
Mills International Center
Hosted by the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence

Friday, January 24
“Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power”
6 – 8 p.m.
Free Reception hosted by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Sunday, January 26
“Kwanzaa”
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
EMU Ballroom
Hosted by the Black Student Union