…is a threat to justice everywhere. Nearly 50 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. sat in a jail in Birmingham, Alabama penning what would become one of the most famous written accounts of the civil rights era. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality… Dr. King articulated a vision in which the end to oppression was widespread. …tied in a single garment of destiny. He did not work to address a single oppression, a sole injustice, or the needs of one particular group; rather, Dr. King spoke of a dream in which every individual realized that, when it comes to injustice: Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be recognized on Monday, January 16, 2012. Each year, members of the Oregon State University community work together to envision and enact an impactful, inclusive, and engaging celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King. Join us on Facebook for more information and news about this year’s celebration. Also, be sure to check out our website.