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Honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

by Marketing & Communications,

For this year’s Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration beginning Jan. 16, “Just Living: Celebrating the African Diaspora,” Willamette University students listened to spoken word artist Sterling Cunio, sampled delicious food from a cooking class led by Bryant Terry, co-author of “Black Food: Stories, Art and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora,” and attended a book discussion with him in Cone Chapel.

Terry’s talk, “Food Justice: At the Intersection of Food, Politics, Poverty, Public Health and the Environment,” was the MLK Commemoration lecture, an Atkinson Lecture Series event. 

Check out the photos from these events and “Into the Streets,” Willamette’s annual volunteer event that took place Jan. 20 in Salem. 

Events were hosted or co-hosted by the MLK Book Club, the Black Student Union, Bon Appetit and the Willamette food services team, and organized by the MLK Celebration Committee. 

  • Woman talking
  • Chaplain Ineda
  • Bryant Terry's book
  • Flowers and chard
  • Bryant Terry
  • Bryant Terry talking to students
  • Sterling Cunio
  • Cone Chapel
  • Bryant Terry talking in Cone Chapel
  • Terry talking to faculty and staff
  • Staff members listening to the talk
  • Students at the cooking demonstration
  • Students at a cooking demonstration
  • Students at a cooking demonstration
  • Book signing by Bryant Terry
  • Chaplain hugging a speaker
  • Sign for Isaac's Garden
  • Student pushes a wheelbarrow
  • Students digging into the garden
  • ReStore sign
  • Students putting things on shelves
  • Students cleaning up clutter
  • Windsor Health and Rehab sign
  • Students stretching out a tarp
  • Students shoveling
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