MLK Tribute

MLK: Living the Legacy Series

Announcing the 2021 Portland State University MLK: Living the Legacy Series!

We hope you’ll save the dates and join Portland State University for our “Living the Legacy” series of virtual campus and community events honoring the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The annual MLK events provide an opportunity to pause, reflect and take stock of the journey to justice, equity and full citizenship; of the call to, and the joys and costs of, leadership and service; and of the power of vision, persistence, courage, community and intentionality in supporting extraordinary impact.

Ame Lambert, Vice President for Global Diversity & Inclusion

The Silence of Our Friends: The Anti-Racist Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January 15, 2021  |  5:30pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. engaged in direct action, non-violent protests that brought attention to the atrocities being experienced by Black Americans in a segregated aparthied system. His efforts, along with those of many nameless activists, captivated the imagination and provided a blueprint for combating oppression in the United States and abroad. This multimedia lecture presented by antiracist educator, Lasana Hotep, will take participants on a journey behind the experiences that shaped Dr. King, his contribution to the current Antiracist movement and the global impact of his work to create a more racially just world.

Registration for this event is now closed. Those interested may still view the event livestream recording on YouTube.

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Uprooting Systems of Inequity

Saturday, January 23, 2021  |  10:00am - 3:30pm

This MLK Virtual Racial Justice Teach-in is presented by the Campus Collaborative a coalition that Portland State is a part of that seeks to create programming that centers the history and narratives of Portland’s Black community during, and around, Martin Luther King Day, the only national holiday committed to a Black leader. The work of the Civil Rights Movement is far from over, our goal is to support community-based programming that centers ongoing narratives of Black activism, creativity, and liberation.

Registration for this event is now closed.

In Conversation:

Tuesday, January 26, 2021  |  5:30pm

A PSU Faculty Panel featuring:
Walidah Imarisha, Director, Center for Black Studies and Assistant Professor, Black Studies
Julius McGee, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies & Planning and Black Studies
Darrell Millner, Professor Emeritus, Black Studies

Moderated by: 
Ame Lambert, Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion

Registration for this event is now closed. Those interested may view the livestream for this event on YouTube.

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