Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 17, 2022 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

On January 4, City Council proclaimed January 17, 2022, as Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Council also called upon the people of Lake Oswego to join their fellow residents across the United States in observing this day with civic, community, and service programs in honor of his life and lasting legacy.

We invite you to join us in commemorating Dr. King by participating in the following activities:

MLK Day Community Celebration
Monday, January 10 through Monday, February 28
The Bahá’ís of Lake Oswego have hosted commemorations for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for over 30 years. This year, the City of Lake Oswego has partnered with the local Bahá’í community to help produce a pre-recorded program that features inspiring artwork and performances by children and youth in the community, comments by Mayor Joe Buck, and a video clip of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  This special community celebration of Dr. King’s legacy will be available for viewing through Monday, February 28. 

Small Acts of Kindness
Monday, January 10, 10 a.m. to Monday, January 31,  7 p.m.
The Lake Oswego Public Library invites children to complete a bingo card of small acts in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Day of Service. Cards will be available beginning Monday, January 10.

Silent Walk
Sunday, January 16 at 2 p.m. 
Honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Silent Walk. This event is co-hosted by LO for Love, Respond to Racism and the City. The program includes remarks from keynote Cameron Whitten, a silent meditative walk, a musical performance Dorcas Brown of the Brown Sisters, remarks by Councilor Massene Mboup, and poetry from youth community members.  

For event details, please click on the links.