Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Local News

December 28, 2013

DAYS OF DIVERSITY

GOSHEN — Goshen College students, faculty and community members will focus on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and explore diversity issues of the past and present during the MLK Day celebration events Jan. 19-20.

The community is invited to campus for a community breakfast Jan. 20. That event will feature a gospel choir, table discussions and guest speaker Rebecca Kubacki, Indiana state representative, who will speak on her life and how her education has made a difference in her career.

Tickets are required for the community breakfast, and can be purchased online at goshen.edu/tickets or by contacting the Welcome Center at 574-535-7566 or at welcomecenter@goshen.edu. Tickets are available at a reduced rate of $18 for adults and $15 for students before Jan. 7. Tickets cost $22 after Jan. 7.

This year’s events will also feature Anthony Brown, a musician, peace activist, counselor, professor and 1971 Goshen College graduate. In 2007, Brown founded the Peacing It Together Foundation to stage musical events worldwide that foster peace and social justice. He has spoken and performed in Bosnia, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ireland, Japan, Moldova, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Uganda, Vietnam and many other countries, particularly countries in conflict. Brown’s goal in all of his endeavors is to “be a part of creating a better day for all of humanity.”

The schedule of Goshen College’s 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Study Day events includes:

• Jan. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. — “I Go on Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Words and Songs,” performed by Anthony Brown, Umble Center.

An all-American athlete, recording artist and star of the stage and screen, by the 1930s Paul Robeson was the best-known African-American entertainer in the world. But as an early champion of civil rights and peace, he ultimately sacrificed his career and everything he’d accomplished by challenging the dominant culture’s status quo.

Text Only
Local News
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

Goshen City Council member Dixie Robinson is asking residents to make an effort to clean up their yards this spring. The city’s Dial-A-Truck program is available to haul trash away. Do you think there are more unsightly properties in Goshen this year than five years ago?

Yes, I have noticed more problem properties
No, I have not noticed more problems
I think the problems are about the same as always
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: Royal Couple Visits Australia Mountains Raw: Pro-Russian Militants Killed on Base Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 Hoax Bomb Raises Anxiety in Boston Egypt Clamps Down on Mosques to Control Message After Fukushima, Japan Eyes Solar Power New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict?