RHS MLK Jr. Oratorical
Fri, Feb 2 9:00am
Redwood Heights Elementary

OUSD Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Oratorical Fest Begins Soon


Oakland’s legendary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Fest, featured in the HBO EMMY award-winning documentary, WE ARE THE DREAM: The kids of the Oakland MLK, Oratorical now streaming on HBOMax and Apple Prime, has been one of the most popular district wide events in OUSD for more than four decades, and it is drawing near again. 


Relevant Dates

RHS Oratorical 

K-2nd → 9:00 am

3rd- 5th → 10:30 am 



Sun., 2/25, 1-5 pm

2024 Theme

“Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the wo/man who wields it.”

(Ennobles: verb - to make noble, honorable, or excellent; dignify; exalt)

The Challenge is to Practice NonViolence: 64 Ways/Days to Practice NonViolence


Theme Context: Excerpt from…

Martin Luther King Jr. Nobel Lecture, December 11, 1964

The Quest for Peace and Justice

  Link: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/lecture/