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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18 @ 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

“We are tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one, affects all.”

(Paraphrased quote of Dr. King)

What do these words of Dr. King mean for our community in 2021?

Schedule of Events – Monday, January 18, 2021

All events are free and open to all! Learn more and register by clicking on the link after each description below.

9:30-10:30 Plenary Speaker – Angela Davis, American political activist

Legendary civil rights and political activist, Angela Davis, will speak. This is in partnership with OSU Extension Open Campus program. Learn more and register here


11:00-12:00 Change Like Never Before: from the Civil Rights Era to BLM

Join retired high school teacher, Evelyn Charity in this follow up to Angela Davis’s address. Explore the history of racism in our state and region and where we go from here. Register here.

1:00-2:00 Immigration Reform: Our Work in 2021

Local immigration lawyer, MariRuth Petzing, will lead a discussion about immigration policies and reform in 2021. What can we do? Learn more and register here

3:00-4:00 A Country Politically Divided: Where do we go from here?

Pamela Larsen, artist and teacher, will introduce us to the national group, “Braver Angels”. It strives to bridge divides through constructive, non-polarizing discussions. Learn more and register here.

5:00-6:00 Real Testimonies – Broken Dreams

What is your dream? What are you willing to fight for? Join Graciela Gómez and June Harper for this bilingual listening and discussion session. Hear real stories from members of our community and consider what role you can play in mending broken dreams. Register here.

7:00-8:00 Weaving the Beloved Community: An Evening of Music and Celebration

Learn more and register here.

Somos Uno is committed to making this event accessible to all.


January 18
9:30 am - 8:00 pm


United States