MLK Celebrated in Annual Study Day

Logan Miller, news editor

lamiller@goshen.edu

In celebration of the famous civil rights activist, Goshen College will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. all-school Study Day, emphasizing the principle’s characterized by King’s work on Monday.

Prior to the Study Day events, the MLK celebration will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, when Goshen College and Hesston College alumnus Anthony Brown performs, “I Go on Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Words & Songs.”

The 90-minute performance features the story of an American hero and champion for peace and justice during the 1940’s.

On Monday morning, a community breakfast will be served at College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall from 7:30-8:30, featuring speaker Rebecca Kubacki, Indiana state representative.

At 9 a.m., a Spoken Word Coffeehouse will take place at the Campus Church Fellowship Hall, in which students and faculty will read poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

Following the Coffeehouse, there will be a special extended MLK Day Convocation in the Church Chapel, featuring speaker Anthony Brown, who is also professor of sociology and artist-in-residence at Hesston College.

After lunch, professor of History Steve Nolt will deliver a speech entitled, “Women in the Civil Rights Movement,” at 2:15 in CC 110, while Rebecca Hernandez, Associate Dean of Intercultural Development and Educational Partnership, will be speaking on Institutional Racism simultaneously in CC 112.

At 4:30, graduate students from the Environmental Education program based at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center will present “Institutional Racism: Neighborhood Dumps” in NC 19.

Finally, from 6-10 p.m., there will be a Black Student Union dinner and discussion in NC 19.

Tickets for both Anthony Brown’s performance in Umble and the Community Breakfast can be purchased at goshen.edu or by calling the GC Welcome Center at 535-7566.

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