MLK Day Day ON 2022

Culminating Celebration featuring the Blackonteurs

The Blackonteurs, are Portland's own storytelling show that features all Black and African-American performers sharing their stories of triumph, struggle and laughter. University of Portland alum Leann Johnson will be hosting. 

Date: March 19th, 2022, 

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Buckley Auditorium; livestreamed at the Pilot House

January 14th: Click here to watch the Vigil

The Vigil featured songs, student readings, candle lightings, and more, all to honor Dr. King's legacy, living dream, and courageous Call-to-Action for all. The Vigil also featured the Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir (PIGC)

January 15th: Chapel Clean Up

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's passion for social justice and racial equality was shaped by the Black Church and rooted in a commitment to God.

We invited you on this MLK Day ON Saturday event to join us in meditatively cleaning Chapel of Christ the King, as we reflect on King's belief that spiritual practices of prayer and worship should translate into inspired action on behalf of the poor and most vulnerable.

January 15th: Writing Cards for Persons residing in Assisted Living facilities

Participating Residence Halls invited members of the UP community to write cards for persons residing in assisted living facilities. 

January 22nd: MLK Day Campus Collaborative Teach-in: Defining Abolition: Black People Liberate Themselves 

Everyone was invited to register and participate in this year's event, which focused on the history, theory, and practice of abolition, with the understanding that white supremacy suppresses social imagination; Black people liberate themselves. 


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