MLK Day On

January 18, 2021 6:00 - 7:30 PM PST

Virtual Keynote Speaker: Mr. Taylor Stewart ‘18

Theme: MLK Day On: Reconciliation. Reparation. Renewal.

Taylor Stewart

The University of Portland community considers Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a day ON! Not a day off. As we celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, consider how you can personally promote Reconciliation, Reparation, and Renewal  in our neighborhood and beyond. In addition, reflect on how Dr. King’s work can be seen through the lens of our mission in the areas of teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership.

Join us as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a virtual keynote by UP Alumnus, Taylor Stewart ’18. Mr. Stewart's work confronts the legacy of racism in Oregon by marking the site of Alonzo Tucker’s lynching in Coos Bay, OR. Mr. Stewart’s efforts serve as a starting point for informing, educating, and inspiring dialogue about race and white supremacy in our community.

Read more in the Fall 2020 issue of Portland Magazine and explore the
Oregon Remembrance Project founded by Mr. Stewart in the fall of 2018 to engage in the necessary truth telling required to bring us closer to racial reconciliation. His Lynching in America presentation covers the history of lynching, how we can find reconciliation, and how lynching is still a relevant topic to us today.


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New this year: University of Portland will also co-produce a special MLK Day Teach-in with Reed College, Portland Community College, Portland State University, and Campus Compact of Oregon the Saturday following MLK Day ON.

More information will be provided as the day approaches. Please keep checking back.