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Reviving Dr. King’s Call for a Poor People’s Campaign 2:00 pm
Reviving Dr. King’s Call for a Poor People’s Campaign @ Historic Roosevelt Center
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reviving Dr. King's Call for a Poor People's Campaign @ Historic Roosevelt Center
To start off the weekend honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the People’s History of Elkhart organization invites you to a community celebration, “Reviving Dr. King’s Call for a Poor People’s Campaign.” The[...]
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Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 9:30 am
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration @ College Mennonite Church
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration @ College Mennonite Church
Worship Service and Discussion Sermon: MLK and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Featuring: Sarah Thompson, M.Div. 9:30 a.m., College Mennonite Church Sermon Response and Discussion 11:00 a.m., College Mennonite Church Each year Goshen College honors the life[...]
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Community Gathering: Building a Movement with Self, Story, and Song 7:00 pm
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Community Gathering: Building a Movement with Self, Story, and Song @ Umble Center
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Community Gathering: Building a Movement with Self, Story, and Song @ Umble Center
Community Gathering: Building a Movement with Self, Story, and Song 7:00 p.m., Umble Center Through dance and song, sharing stories and fellowship, this evening gathering demonstrates the community and movements these times require.  Since 2009,[...]
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Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Community Breakfast 7:30 am
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Community Breakfast @ College Mennonite Church - Chapel Fellowship Hall
Jan 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Community Breakfast @ College Mennonite Church - Chapel Fellowship Hall
Community Breakfast MLK, the Poor People’s Campaign, and Elkhart County since the Great Recession. Featuring: Sarah Thompson, M.Div. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall The breakfast is open to the campus and the wider community. Advanced tickets[...]
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Spoken-Word Coffeehouse 9:00 am
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Spoken-Word Coffeehouse @ Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Spoken-Word Coffeehouse @ Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall
Spoken-Word Coffeehouse Featuring: GC students in a program of poetry and other readings 9:00 a.m., Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall Each year Goshen College honors the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding an all-school study[...]
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Convocation 10:00 am
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Convocation @ College Mennonite Church
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Convocation @ College Mennonite Church
Convocation A New Unsettling Force: MLK and the Poor People’s Campaign. Featuring: Sarah Thompson, M.Div. 10:00-11:15 a.m., Church-Chapel Each year Goshen College honors the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding an all-school[...]
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Workshops and lectures 12:00 pm
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Workshops and lectures @ College Mennonite Church
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Workshops and lectures @ College Mennonite Church
Get Ready Now!  Nonviolent Direct Action Skills and Faith for the Long-Haul Struggle for Justice. Featuring: Sarah Thompson, M.Div. 12:00-1:15 p.m., Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Humanizing the enemy and tending to the trauma.[...]
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Reviving Dr. King’s Call for a Poor People’s Campaign @ Historic Roosevelt Center
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

To start off the weekend honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the People’s History of Elkhart organization invites you to a community celebration, “Reviving Dr. King’s Call for a Poor People’s Campaign.”

The free event will features food and dance, art and song — as well as its 5th annual community leadership awards — the “Drum Major for Justice” lifetime achievement award, and “Jericho Road Award” to a group working for transformative change.

On Saturday, January 14th at 2pm – come answer Dr. King’s call that America be “born again!”

https://www.facebook.com/events/300054527058172/

Jan
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Sun
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration @ College Mennonite Church
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am

Worship Service and Discussion

Sermon: MLK and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Featuring: Sarah Thompson, M.Div.
9:30 a.m., College Mennonite Church

Sermon Response and Discussion
11:00 a.m., College Mennonite Church

Each year Goshen College honors the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding an all-school study day, emphasizing the values and ideals that characterized King’s work.

This year’s theme reminds the Goshen community that #ItIsTime: time to tell your truth, time to speak, time to tend to trauma, time for restoration, and time for compassion.

www.goshen.edu/mlk

Featured Weekend Speaker:

Sarah Thompson, M.Div.

Sarah Thompson, M.Div., is the executive director of Christian Peacemaker Teams, an organization that seeks to rectify injustice in non-violent ways. She is also a licensed pastor in the Indiana-Michigan Conference of Mennonite Church USA, and a member of an anti-Zionist synagogue, Tzedek Chicago. Public speaking, social movement building and civil society edification work have led her into 60 countries and countless communities.

Thompson grew up in Elkhart, Indiana, and then studied at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she double majored in international studies and comparative women’s studies, and minored in Spanish. Graduating summa cum laude, she was Student Government president, the co-founder of the Atlanta University Center Peace Coalition and intern at the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change. In the summer of 2004 she returned home to south-central Elkhart to support neighborhood organizing that led to the saving of the Roosevelt Elementary school building. Now called the Historic Roosevelt Center, the building serves the community through meeting needs in the area of housing, meeting space, cultural celebration and organizing for social change. That summer of work also gave rise to the current Mennonite Voluntary Service unit, Jubilee House, hosted by Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Thompson’s home congregation.

Thompson was a member of Mennonite World Conference’s youth engagement efforts, attending the Global Youth Summit in Zimbabwe in 2003, and together with a global team of young adults, planned the subsequent summit in 2009. It brought together over 800 participants from 55 different countries to worship, network and think critically about the issues facing our global communion.  These experiences led Thompson to pursue her interest in the liberation theologies of various cultures and resistance movements. She attended Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary from 2008-11 and then worked at Sabeel, the Palestinian Christian Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem, from 2011-12.

In addition to what has been named, she’s interested in composting toilets, acupuncture, revolutionary mothering, and the intersections between racial and ecological justice.

Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Community Gathering: Building a Movement with Self, Story, and Song @ Umble Center
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Community Gathering: Building a Movement with Self, Story, and Song @ Umble Center

Community Gathering: Building a Movement with Self, Story, and Song

7:00 p.m., Umble Center

Through dance and song, sharing stories and fellowship, this evening gathering demonstrates the community and movements these times require.  Since 2009, the People’s History of Elkhart organization has brought people together across generations in multi-racial, cross-class efforts– including joining the work of reviving Dr. King’s Poor People’s Campaign.  Facilitated by Jason Shenk, Coordinator- People’s History of Elkhart, and Connie Caiceros, Executive Director of the Center for Community Justice, panelists will share stories that explore King’s call for a “revolution of values” and for America to be “born again.”  The evening will conclude with a dessert reception.

Panelists: 

Donald Brown: Criminal Justice and Immigration Working Group
Elias Garcia: Criminal Justice and Immigration Working Group
Dara Marquez: Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance
Will Stauffer: Poor People’s Campaign (Whitley County, Indiana)

Special Guests:

UZIMA! African Dance Troupe and Charles Coleman & Divine Favor

Each year Goshen College honors the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding an all-school study day, emphasizing the values and ideals that characterized King’s work.

This year’s theme reminds the Goshen community that #ItIsTime: time to tell your truth, time to speak, time to tend to trauma, time for restoration, and time for compassion.

www.goshen.edu/mlk

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Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Community Breakfast @ College Mennonite Church - Chapel Fellowship Hall
Jan 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Community Breakfast @ College Mennonite Church - Chapel Fellowship Hall

Community Breakfast

MLK, the Poor People’s Campaign, and Elkhart County since the Great Recession.
Featuring: Sarah Thompson, M.Div.
7:30-8:30 a.m., Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

The breakfast is open to the campus and the wider community.

Advanced tickets required
Before January 3: $18 per ticket or $144 per eight-person table.
After January 3: $22 per ticket or $176 per eight-person table.

Please make reservations via the Welcome Center or call: 574.535.7566.

Buy tickets online:

Each year Goshen College honors the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding an all-school study day, emphasizing the values and ideals that characterized King’s work.

This year’s theme reminds the Goshen community that #ItIsTime: time to tell your truth, time to speak, time to tend to trauma, time for restoration, and time for compassion.

www.goshen.edu/mlk

Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Spoken-Word Coffeehouse @ Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Spoken-Word Coffeehouse @ Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

Spoken-Word Coffeehouse

Featuring: GC students in a program of poetry and other readings
9:00 a.m., Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

Each year Goshen College honors the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding an all-school study day, emphasizing the values and ideals that characterized King’s work.

This year’s theme reminds the Goshen community that #ItIsTime: time to tell your truth, time to speak, time to tend to trauma, time for restoration, and time for compassion.

www.goshen.edu/mlk

Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Convocation @ College Mennonite Church
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Convocation @ College Mennonite Church

Convocation

A New Unsettling Force: MLK and the Poor People’s Campaign.
Featuring: Sarah Thompson, M.Div.
10:00-11:15 a.m., Church-Chapel

Each year Goshen College honors the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding an all-school study day, emphasizing the values and ideals that characterized King’s work.

This year’s theme reminds the Goshen community that #ItIsTime: time to tell your truth, time to speak, time to tend to trauma, time for restoration, and time for compassion.

www.goshen.edu/mlk

Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Workshops and lectures @ College Mennonite Church
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Workshops and lectures @ College Mennonite Church

Get Ready Now!  Nonviolent Direct Action Skills and Faith for the Long-Haul Struggle for Justice.
Featuring: Sarah Thompson, M.Div.
12:00-1:15 p.m., Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Humanizing the enemy and tending to the trauma.
Featuring: Amela Puljek-Shenk
12:00-1:15 p.m., Koinonia Room

Open Space Process on Organizing Across Historic Divisions in Elkhart County.
Featuring: Connie Caiceros and Jason Shenk
1:30-2:45 p.m., Koinonia Room

Community leaders from the People’s History of Elkhart organization will share about organizing approaches that are “intersectional,” addressing what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King called the triple evils of racism, poverty, and militarism — as well as what many call the “fourth horseman” of ecological devastation. The majority of time will then be an “open space” process for participants to explore how this weekend’s concepts can strengthen work that they’re already doing (or would like to do) in Elkhart County, especially with unlikely allies.

Restorative Practices for Tending the Movement
Featuring: Katerina Friesen
1:30-2:45 p.m., Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

In this workshop, participants will learn information about restorative personal and communal practices of self-care such as breath meditation, prayer with our bodies and mindful eating.

Katarina Friesen is a writer and pastor living in the St. Joseph River watershed in Elkhart, Indiana.  She is passionate about building resilient communities for the many-generations-long work of healing.

Town Hall: #ItIsTime
Featuring: Goshen College Faculty and Students
3:00-4:15 p.m., Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

For more information, contact DaVonne Kramer at dkramer@goshen.eduor 574.535.7030.