Open to All Campus Community Members!

Monday, January 18, 2021

Make MLK Jr. Day a "Day On"

On January 18, The Student Life Events Council is organizing our 5th annual MLK Jr. Day of Service event. This is a time for students, faculty, and staff to come together to turn this day off into a “Day On” in favor of a day of service and improvement to our Central Oregon community,

Upon registering through Campus Groups with your household, you will be designated a time between 11am to 2pm on Monday, January 18 to work at one of several predetermined projects with non-profit organizations in the Central Oregon community. In addition, this year we encouraging Bend Beavs to get out and assist our community beyond the Events Council organized projects through a social media campaign using the hashtag, #bendbeavsdayON. Where Bend Beavs can post their community service projects from anywhere in the world during the day of service.

Martin Luther King Jr. held the firm belief that the power to change the world stood within each individual person. This event grants the opportunity to come together as a community for a day of service and improvement to the place we call home, as it is more important than ever to give back to our community during these difficult times.

Schedule

9:30 am to 10:30 am - 39th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Keynote and Awards Celebration

11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Community Project Timeslot 1

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Community Project Timeslot 2

More Information

Cool t-shirt included! (Limited supply)

Off-campus, in-person community service projects are only available to campus community members through CampusGroups.

For more information about the event, please email us at studentlife@osucascades.edu

We look forward to the opportunity to work together with you all for the betterment of our community.

39th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Keynote and Awards Celebration

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration commemorates the legacy of Dr. King and allows the Oregon State community to reflect on his work in today’s context through engaging workshops, presentations and service opportunities. In its 39th year, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is Oregon State University’s longest running annual event focused on social justice and transformative change. Registration is required for this virtual event. Held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while honoring members of the Oregon State community who carry his message and work forward in the present.

This year’s keynote speaker is Angela Davis, American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author. Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Questions for Dr. Davis must be submitted in advance and can be done so upon registration or online. This event is sponsored by Oregon State University, the Office of Institutional Diversity, the OSU Foundation and the OSU Alumni Association.

You can watch the presentation here!

Service Projects - Site Information

On Monday, January 18, join fellow Bend Beav students in a day of service with local nonprofits. As a result of the current pandemic, we will be limiting participation at each nonprofit location by allowing only one family unit to participate per location. Additionally, this year the university will be unable to provide transportation to the locations throughout the community. In order to participate in a day of service at a local nonprofit sign up for your preferred location below with one ticket represents one family group. As some nonprofits may need more participants than others we may ask you to participate at another nonprofit to better serve our community. After signing up we will send you the contact, address, and other information for your designated nonprofit.

Register for Service Projects Here!

Morning Sites (11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Ronald McDonald House

  • Cleaning around the house utilizing a master cleaning list
  • 1700 NE Purcell Blvd, Bend, OR 97702

Humane Society: Shelter

  • Miscellaneous projects based on residency; may include things such as organizing storage areas, cleaning crates, doing inventory, distributing pet food, cleaning projects and play-yard maintenance
  • 61170 SE 27th St, Bend, OR 97701

Humane Society: Thrift Store

  • Sorting incoming donations.
  • 61220 S Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97702
Afternoon Sites (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Ronald McDonald House

  • Cleaning around the house utilizing a master cleaning list
  • 1700 NE Purcell Blvd, Bend, OR 97702

Humane Society: Shelter

  • Miscellaneous projects based on residency; may include things such as organizing storage areas, cleaning crates, doing inventory, distributing pet food, cleaning projects and play-yard maintenance
  • 61170 SE 27th St, Bend, OR 97701

Humane Society: Thrift Store

  • Sorting incoming donations.
  • 61220 S Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97702

Central Oregon Locavore

  • **Special Time of 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm**
  • Cleaning around the shelter
  • 1841 NE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97701