2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events

Goshen College students, faculty and community members focused on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through the theme “Trouble I’ve Seen: Naming the Nightmare; Re-imagining the Dream” during the campus’ MLK Day annual public celebration events Jan. 16-18, 2016.

The weekend’s events began on Saturday, Jan. 16, with a public reading by Sofia Samatar, a 1994 GC graduate and award-winning fantasy author. On Sunday, Jan. 17, Voices-n-Harmony gospel choir and guests performed in the Umble Center.

On Monday, Jan. 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Study Day began with a community breakfast and table discussions with Sofia Samatar. Following the breakfast, students presented a spoken-word coffeehouse before the MLK Day convocation, featuring guest speaker Drew G.I. Hart, a blogger, author, activist, Black Anabaptist theologian and ethicist.


Photos by Hannah Sauder ’16 and Brian Yoder Schlabach