Actress Speaks at LCC for MLK Jr. Day

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a full house Monday night at Lane Community College for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day community celebration. The keynote speaker actress and activist Holly Robinson-Peete delivered her speech titled “From Selma to Ferguson.” It focused on the fact that the civil rights movement still exists. She touched on … Continue reading »

Springfield Holds 17th Annual MLK March

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Residents in Springfield took part in Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations Monday. Dozens of people gathered in front of the Springfield Justice Center where Mayor Christine Lundberg spoke to the crowd before they marched to Springfield High School. There, they heard from more community leaders and also essay contest winners from Springfield … Continue reading »

Hundreds March in MLK Rally

EUGENE, Ore. — Community members across the country celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hundreds of people are gathering at The Shedd Institute in Eugene, where an assembly is taking place. Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner will be speaking. Hundreds of people marched from Autzen Stadium to The Shedd … Continue reading »

Hundreds March to Honor Dr. King

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by marching through the streets of Eugene on Monday. The two-mile march led activists down Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard from The Science Factory to The Shedd Institute. And while Dr. King’s activism is remembered today, local community leaders say there’s still more … Continue reading »

UO Students Lend a Hand

EUGENE, Ore. — Some University of Oregon students went back to high school for the day but not to sit in class. Instead of taking their day off to relax without classes and homework, some UO students volunteered their time to help with various projects at Cascade Middle School, Shasta Middle School and Willamette High … Continue reading »

Willamette High School Gets Makeover

EUGENE, Ore. — Willamette High School was the site of a few improvements Monday. People gathered at the campus to help improve it inside and outside. The efforts were part of the Bethel Education Foundation Willamette Pride group. Organizers say it’s a great way to get students more involved in their community. “I think that it … Continue reading »

Springfield Honors MLK Jr.’s Legacy

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The City of Springfield hosted a march in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. It was followed by a celebration of his life, including essays, poetry and art from Springfield students. Local high school musical groups also performed. Organizers say it’s a great way to remember the life and legacy of MLK, … Continue reading »

UO Performers Celebrate MLK, Jr. Day

EUGENE, Ore. — Looking for a way to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? Then you might want to join others at the University of Oregon for music and dance. The UO’s School of Music and Dance will host several concerts this week in honor of the holiday. On Monday, Jan. 21, the UO Gospel … Continue reading »