Multicultural Law Students Association

Past Martin Luther King Day Celebrations

1st Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 1982
Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, Willamette University

Third World Students Organization
Willamette University College of Law


2nd Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 1983
Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, Willamette University

Third World Students Organization
Willamette University College of Law


3rd Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 1984
Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, Willamette University

Celebration of Humanity: Continuing the Dream

Featured Speaker
Margaret Carter
Oregon State House of Representatives

Musical Performance
New Song Vocal Band

Third World Students Organization
Willamette University College of Law


4th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 1985
Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, Willamette University

Celebration of Humanity II

Featured Speaker
Avel Gordley
South Africa Project, AFSC

Keynote Address
Kay Toran
Director of Affirmative Action, State of Oregon

Musical Performance
Goldie Irby

Third World Students Organization
Willamette University College of Law


5th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 1986
Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, Willamette University

Celebration of Humanity III: Continuing the Struggle

Featured Speaker
Jim Hill
Oregon State House of Representatives

Third World Students Organization
Willamette University College of Law


6th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 23, 1987
Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, Willamette University

Featured Speaker
Rocky Barilla
Oregon State House of Representatives

Keynote Speaker
Margaret Carter
Oregon State House of Representatives

Musical Performance
New Song Vocal Band

Third World Students Organization
Willamette University College of Law
Intercultural Affairs Coordinators: Hilda & Jonathan


7th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 22, 1988
Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, Willamette University

Living the Dream: Let Freedom Ring!

Featuring
Walt Furnace
Alaska State House of Representatives

Musical Performance
D.C. Ensemble
Portland, Oregon

Third World Students Organization
Willamette University College of Law
Intercultural Affairs Coordinator: Kathy Gorospe


8th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 20, 1989
Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, Willamette University

Living the Dream in Contemporary Times

Featuring
Ralph David Abernathy
Former President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Musical Performance
DC Ensemble

Third World Students Organization
Willamette University College of Law
Intercultural Affairs Coordinator: Kathy Gorospe


9th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 27, 1990
Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, Willamette University

Featuring
Reverend Dr. T. Larry Kirkland
Brookins Community African Methodist Episcopal Church
Los Angeles, California

Third World Students Organization
Willamette University College of Law
Intercultural Affairs Coordinator: Koua Vang


10th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 26, 1991
Cat Cevern, Putnam University Center, Willamette University

Featuring
Charles Jordan
Director, Portland Parks and Recreation

Musical Performance
D.C. Ensemble

Dramatic Readings
Various

Third World Students Organization
Willamette University College of Law
Event Coordinator: Melanie Sayuri Ono


11th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 23, 1992
Smith Auditorium, Willamette University

Educating Our Children Is the Key to Tomorrow

Featuring
Tim Seidle
Regional Director, I Have A Dream Foundation

Musical Performance
Martin Luther King Choir
Portland, Oregon

Dramatical Performance
The Meeting: a play depicting an imaginary meeting between Martin Luther King and Malcolm X
Jefferson High School

Multi-Cultural Law Students Association
Willamette University College of Law
Event Coordinators: Melanie Sayuri Ono & Lisa Vogt


12th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 23, 1993
Smith Auditorium, Willamette University

A Time for Rededication

Featuring
Margaret Carter
Oregon State House of Representatives

Multi-Cultural Law Students Association
Willamette University College of Law
Event Coordinators: Tina Hill & Nicole Morgado


13th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 20, 1994
Smith Auditorium, Willamette University

The Mnrch Continues: Individual Commitment to a Diverse Culture

Featuring
Dr. Benjamin Hooks

Multi-Cultural Law Students Association
Willamette University College of Law
Event Coordinators: Lydia Lim & Scott Kozuma


14th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
February 2, 1995
Room 201, Willamette University College of Law

Featuring
Cruz Reynoso

Multi-Cultural Law Students Association
Willamette University College of Law
Event Coordinator: ___


15th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 25, 1996
Smith Auditorium, Willamette University

The Dream Refined: What Does It Mean Today?

Featuring
Arnette Hubbard
Chicago Board of Election Commissioners

Multi-Cultural Law Students Association
Willamette University College of Law
Event Chairpersons: Nelson C. Fraley II & Tracy Fay Kobayashi


16th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 31, 1997
Smith Auditorium, Willamette University

Civil Rights: Then and Now, Where Do We Go From Here?

Featuring
Julian Bond
Professor of History
University of Virginia

Multi-Cultural Law Students Association
Willamette University College of Law
Event Chairperson: Elan Consuella Lambert


17th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 30, 1998

Restoring Hope: From Dr. King to the New Millenium

Featuring
Cornel West
Professor of Afro-American Studies and Philosophy of Religion
Harvard University

Multi-Cultural Law Students Association
Willamette University College of Law
Event Chairperson: David Giles


18th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
February 5, 1999
Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, Willamette University

Justice in the New Millenium: Color, Culture and the Courts

Featuring
Angela Oh
California Trial Attorney and Civil Rights Activist

Multicultural Law Students Association
Willamette University College of Law
Event Chairperson: Laura Underwood


19th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 21, 2000
Smith Auditorium, Willamette University

Passages of Martin Luther King

Featuring
Clayborne Carson
Stanford professor, civil rights historian, director of the King Papers Project, and senior advisor for the PBS series "Eyes on the Prize"

Multicultural Law Students Association
Willamette University College of Law
Event Chairperson: Liani Jeanheh Reeves

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20th Annual

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
January 19, 2001
Smith Auditorium, Willamette University

Gospel Choirs: Psalms of Survival in an Alien Land Called Home

Featuring
Derrick Bell
Visiting Professor, New York University Law School

Multicultural Law Students Association
Willamette University College of Law
Event Chairperson: Rory Ann Kaneshiro
Event Co-Chairperson: Matthew S. Fitzgerald

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