Local events honor King



• Martin Luther King III, president and chief executive of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, will speak at the fourth annual Oregon Minority Summit. The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn South, 25425 S.W. 95th Ave., Wilsonville. Cost is $100.


• What would Dr. King think about technology if he were alive today? That will be the topic at the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, sponsored by The Skanner News Group, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Jantzen Beach Doubletree Hotel, 909 N. Hayden Island Road. Call 503-285-5555, Ext. 556.

• 'The American Dream of Freedom,' the state's largest tribute to King, takes place from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the University of Portland's Chiles Center, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. The presentation will be broadcast live on KBOO (90.7 FM) and Portland Cable Access. Admission consists of a $2 donation or two-can donation to be given to local food banks. Call 503-916-5410.

• The Chiles Center also will be the location of the 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Blood and Marrow Drive, which runs from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call 503-284-0011, Ext. 814.

• The community is invited to the 10th annual Sisters of the Road Cafe MLK March. Walkers will gather at 6 p.m. at the cafe, 133 N.W. Sixth Ave., and Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 2926 N. Williams Ave. The groups will walk to the statue of King at the Oregon Convention Center. Speakers will address the gathering at about 7 p.m. at the Portland Conference Center, 300 N.E. Multnomah St. Call Keith Bernhardt, 503-222-5694, Ext. 14.