In Person Event Cancelled: 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March & Celebration

The MLK Committee has reluctantly decided to cancel the in-person part of the MLK March and Celebration this year due to surging COVID cases. However, the online part is going strong!

Event organizers received over 160 wonderful entries from Springfield students, K-12. They will all be posted on the website by 1 p.m., Monday January 17 the original time of the event. Winners will be posted by Wednesday, January 19.

The online portion of the event is still going strong! You can visit it at

About the MLK March & Celebration

The 24th annual MLK March and Celebration showcases the achievements and talents of local students. This free, family event is organized by Springfield Alliance for Equity and Respect (SAfER, which is a program of Community Alliance of Lane County or CALC), with co-sponsorship from Springfield Public Schools, the City of Springfield, Willamalane Parks and Recreation District, Springfield Education Association, Lane County Commissioners Joe Berney and Heather Buch, Oregon Community Credit Union, and SELCO.