MEDFORD, Ore. — To honor the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, dozens of people filled Vogel plaza in downtown Medford.
About 50 people came out to Wednesday’s event, which was organized by the group Oregon Action. Parts of King’s speech were read aloud, and the group sang songs and gave speeches on the importance of King’s legacy.
People from various religious groups and civil rights groups were invited to attend to help share a dialogue about the impact of King’s speech 50 years later.
“We have people from faith communities, from immigration communities, people here to talk about where we’ve been and more importantly where we’re going as a community,” said Rich Rohde of Oregon Action.
Many speakers talked about the importance of immigration reform and marriage equality.