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Governor Brown among the leaders heeding the call of our youth


Children are leading the way in BASE Southern Oregon’s 2022 celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, inviting state and local leaders to join them in their efforts to move our Oregon community toward the world Dr. King envisioned.

This Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17, 2022, BASE Southern Oregon will pay homage to Dr. King with a live-streamed video for the Southern Oregon community entitled "Martin Luther King, Jr: Our Voices." The film will premiere with a live-chat discussion. This production picks up where the 2021 celebration left off, with the children of BASE’s AfroScoutz program exploring issues identified by Dr. King in Why We Can't Wait, including education, economics, civics, and policing. Together, the leaders of today and tomorrow discuss how we can apply Dr. King’s wisdom to current issues here in the Valley and beyond.

“Children were always central to Dr. King’s movement,” said Vance Beach, Founder of BASE Southern Oregon. “Then and now, they continue to be the spark that motivates us to make this a better place for everyone. We recognize and thank the community leaders of Oregon, including Governor Kate Brown, who are listening to our youth and continually striving to bring Dr. King’s words into their work.”

Dr. King's final book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? is an inspiration for the film and deepens our understanding of the issues we still face today. It is a timely follow up to Dr. King's book we featured last year, Why We Can't Wait. Be sure to tune in for special book giveaways following the video premiere.

“Martin Luther King, Jr: Our Voices,” the new video, will air with a live-chat discussion at 2PM, Monday, January 17, on Rogue Valley Community Television Prime (RVTV), on area cable systems (channel 15 or 82), and streamed on Facebook Live @SOMLKDay.

Event sponsors: Jackson Care Connect, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, BASE Southern Oregon, City of Medford, Jackson County Library Services, Oregon Community Foundation, Sabrina Prud’homme & Dr. Matthew Bengard, SOU Digital Media Center / RVTV, Teresa McCormick Center, United Way.

For more information about this and past events visit Follow the event on Facebook/Twitter – @SOMLKday #MLKOurVoices

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