Come join Willamette University students, faculty and staff along with members of the community to celebrate diversity and honor the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Proceeds will go to the Salem Multicultural Institute and the Oregon African American Museum.
Register now for the Stride Toward Freedom – Willamette University MLK, Jr. 5k Run/1 Mile Walk on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 9:00 am!
Registration and pick-up from 8:00 - 9:00 am. Participants meet on the Willamette University campus at Brown Field, right off Mill St. (and Winter St.). We welcome walkers and runners!
T-Shirt included in registration cost for first 100 entrants.
PROCEEDS go to the Salem Multicultural Institute and Oregon African American Museum, (description below).
The flagship program of the Salem Multicultural Institute (SMI) is the World Beat Festival, held each June at Riverfront Park. But year-round, SMI volunteers have long provided cultural assistance and referral services to local community organizations, state agencies, and individual schools. In 2006, SMI opened the World Beat Gallery in the Reed Opera House, giving local ethnic communities the opportunity to showcase their cultures. The newest program, Fabric of Cultures, is a series of performances and special lectures that complement the exhibits, ranging from an evening of classical Chinese puppetry to an informal winter concert that included musicians from four communities.