January 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Umble Center
1700 S Main St
IN 46526
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.


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.