In Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 20, 2012
While classes have traditionally not been held at Kuyper on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this year they were in order to encourage students and staff alike to observe the holiday with intentionality and thoughtfulness. This was accomplished through a variety of scheduled events and topics discussed in and out of the classroom.
The regularly scheduled chapel reflected the always hopeful spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It featured the Kuyper College Gospel Choir directed by C.J. Kingdom-Grier and accompanied by Jeremy Simpson. The Choir led students, staff, and faculty in a time of singing and meditation on what it means to truly trust in the Lord.
In place of a regular evening meal, Kuyper’s dining hall hosted “Taste of the World”, an event in which students and professors cooked and served food from around the world to celebrate the diversity and unity espoused by Dr. King, and found in the Kuyper community.
The day was brought to a close with a viewing by the Kuyper community of the film “The Help,” followed by a frank discussion on the racial issues that still confront our society today. The discussion was led by Professor, Dr. Richelle White and Shayla Newman, a junior at Kuyper.