Mon, Jan 18, 2021

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PST (GMT-8)

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OSU-Cascades' fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for the campus community to turn this day off into a DAY ON. Sign up as an individual or with members of your household and volunteer with one of our Central Oregon nonprofit partners. Martin Luther King Jr. had a firm belief that the power to change the world stood within each individual person. This event brings with it the opportunity to come together as a community for a day of service.


Past Events

Mon, Jan 18, 2021
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
39th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Keynote and Awards Celebration

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration commemorates the legacy of Dr. King and allows the Oregon State community to reflect on his work in today’s context through engaging workshops, presentations and service opportunities. In its 39th year, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is Oregon State University’s longest running annual event focused on social justice and transformative change. Registration is required for this virtual event. Held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will celebrate 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.

This year’s keynote speaker is Angela Davis, American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author. Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Questions for Dr. Davis must be submitted in advance and can be done so upon registration or online.

This event is sponsored by Oregon State University, the Office of Institutional Diversity, the OSU Foundation and the OSU Alumni Association.

Mon, Jan 18, 2021
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Various Locations
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Community Projects

On Monday, January 18, join fellow Bend Beav students in a day of service with local nonprofits. As a result of the current pandemic, we will be limiting participation at each nonprofit location by allowing only one family unit to participate per location. Additionally, this year the university will be unable to provide transportation to the locations throughout the community. In order to participate in a day of service at a local nonprofit sign up for your preferred location below with one ticket represents one family group. As some nonprofits may need more participants than others we may ask you to participate at another nonprofit to better serve our community. After signing up we will send you the contact, address, and other information for your designated nonprofit.

Mon, Jan 11, 2021 9:00 PM
Wed, Jan 20, 2021 10:00 PM
Residence Hall and Beaver Dam
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Valentines Cards Projects

As part of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event, Events Council has partnered with Camp Fire Central Oregon to deliver and make Valentine’s Day Cards for veterans in the VA hospital near Medford. To begin giving back to the community and having some fun in the process use your own artsupplies and creative formatting to create a heartfelt message in a card format. Once completed drop your card off at either the Beaver Dam or Residence Hall in the designated drop off tub. Also available are partially premade card or blank card, and Sharpies available to make cards if you do not have the resources to create a card at the drop off locations in the Beaver Dam and Residence Hall. Deadline to drop off cards is Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Join us in the Residence Hall (next to stairwell) and Beaver Dam (next to the food pickup station)

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Co-hosted with: Oregon State University-Cascades