The New Year is upon us and with the New Year comes the OSU hosted event, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
During the first weekend back this winter term, the MU is dedicating its time to getting people involved in some community service projects around our beautiful city. This Jan. 14, come to the MU Horizon room for some breakfast, and much direction on community projects.
This day is meant to be used as a celebration of all the good and peace that MLK Jr. brought to this country and our local communities. MLK community day is a day to rebuild our community, and relationships, just like Martin Luther King Jr. did so many years ago.
2016 marks the 54th year since Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I have a dream” speech, continuing the activism movements for the equal treatment of people of color, across the country. 54 years later, it is important to remember this dream of MLK’s, and continue to work towards the dream of equal opportunity and treatment for everyone.
This Jan. 14 Corvallis will continue to honor this idea, and honor the idea of creating cooperative communities, that anyone and everyone can feel safe in. This is a great way to celebrate MLK Jr. and his 88th birthday on Jan. 15.
This country was lucky to be blessed with MLK Jr.’s presence and powerful word, even if it was for a short 39 years. His peaceful protests, and heavyhearted words made huge waves in the way people treated one another, and the way in which the law treats people of color. If we were never led by a man like MLK Jr. I don’t think we would have come as far as we have with civil rights. Given, we still have a lot of work to do to for us all to be considered equals, but Dr. King made sure we came that much closer. I think if Dr. King would have lived longer, he would have had the chance to do big things.
It is obvious that MLK was an incredible man, and he is worth celebrating. So take some time out of your weekend this Jan. 14 to come help spread some good throughout our community. Breakfast, lunch and transportation are all provided once you have signed up in the Horizon Room in the Memorial Union. If you have any questions follow the link I have provided above!