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Sun, Jan 15


Lake Oswego

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Car Rally

Join us for a community celebration followed by a car rally from Lake Oswego High School into town.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Car Rally

Time & Location

Jan 15, 2:00 PM

Lake Oswego, 2501 Country Club Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, USA

About the Event

Commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special celebration at the Lake Oswego High School auditorium featuring D.J. Avelanche as M.C., a keynote address by Dr. Shirley Jackson, a greeting by Mayor Joe Buck, musical performances by Alonzo Chadwick, Sr., and artwork created by community members.  Those unable to attend the event in-person can view the livestream/recording at

The event will conclude with a car rally through Lake Oswego.  Those who wish to participate in the car rally are invited to come with their vehicles decorated with quotes by Dr. King or messages promoting a non-profit organization of their choice that advances the legacy of Dr. King.  The car rally, led by the LOPD, will exit the LOHS parking lot and take a right onto Country Club Rd., then a left onto Boones Ferry Rd., and will conclude on Jean Way & Boones Ferry Rd.

The City (Library and Parks & Recreation) is collaborating with African American Women of Lake Oswego & Surrounding Areas, Bahá'ís of Lake Oswego, LO for LOve, Mary's Woods, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Social Justice Initiative Task Force, and Respond to Racism to plan and organize the event.  This event is sponsored by the City of Lake Oswego, The Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library, the Lake Oswego School District, and Respond to Racism.  For additional information, please contact Adult Services Manager Allison Arnold at 503-534-5665 /

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