CANCELLED: MLK Community Celebration

Sunday, January 14, 2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

**updated 1/13/24, 11:00 a.m.: Due to weather conditions, the MLK Community Celebration is cancelled. Rescheduling details will be shared at a later time. Follow the City’s social media accounts for latest weather and road updates, or visit our Winter Weather Alerts webpage.**

Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings with a family-friendly celebration that features artwork created by LO youth, Katharine Phelps as emcee, a greeting from Mayor Joe Buck, a poetry reading by Emmett Wheatfall, musical performances by Julianne Johnson, Alonzo Chadwick, Sr., and The Godsistas, and closing remarks by City Councilor Massene Mboup. Following the program, there will be arts and crafts activities for children and a chance to learn about community service opportunities at booths staffed by local non-profit organizations whose work advances Dr. King’s legacy.

The City is joined by partners from African American Women of Lake Oswego and Surrounding Areas, Bahá’ís of Lake Oswego, LO for LOve, Lakewood Center for the Arts, Mary’s Woods, and Respond to Racism for this event.  This event is sponsored by the City of Lake Oswego, the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library, Respond to Racism, and the Lake Oswego School District, with refreshments donated by Starbucks.

This event will take place at the Lakeridge Middle School cafeteria, located at 4700 Jean Road in Lake Oswego.  Admission is free.  A livestream of this event will be available at:  For additional information, please contact Nancy Niland at 503-675-2538 or

Lakeridge Middle School Cafeteria
4700 Jean Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035