The life, work, and dreams of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be commemorated on Monday, January 15th, at Riverside Community Church in downtown Hood River. The theme of this year’s celebration, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries and Somos Uno, is “The Dreams of Martin Luther King Jr.   Live On: Building a Community with Justice for All.” 

This year’s event will include:
         4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Conoce tus Derechos (Know Your Rights) workshop with attorneys MariRuth Petzing and Garrett Sharp. This workshop will be primarily in Spanish.

        4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Immigration at NORCOR, presented by clergy chaplains who visit detainees. This workshop will be in English.

        5:30 -6:30 p.m.  Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, with featured speakers. Music by Los Amigos de la Sierra and a community-wide gospel choir convened by Evelyn Charity and Bill Weiler. Anyone interested in being a part of the choir should contact Evelyn at

       6:30 p.m.: Potluck community dinner. 
The celebration is free and open to the public. Somos Uno hats and t-shirts will be available for purchase, and donations will be accepted to support Somos Uno’s justice work in the Gorge. For further information call 541-241- 6771.