MLK Celebration and Leadership Summit
9:30 AM
Hosted By: Hope College
"The second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Summit, which will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Haworth Hotel. Offering two sets of three breakout sessions, the summit will feature the theme “History in the Making: Behind the Dream,” with an emphasis on celebrating the history of advocacy and justice to empower future leaders and dreamers. The first three sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m., and will be “One Dream, Many Voices,” by the college’s Black Student Union; “Building the Beloved Community,” by the Latino Student Organization; and “The Need for Inmate Education,” by the Hope-Western Prison Education Program operated jointly by the college and Western Theological Seminary. The second set of sessions will begin at 12:45 p.m., and will feature “Community and Connection through the Lens of Dr. King,” by Anna Bonnema, assistant professor of mentoring instruction; "What Are You Doing for Others?" by Dr. Brooke Odle, assistant professor of engineering; and "History in the Making: Behind the Dream," by Dr. Pablo Peschiera, associate professor of English. The summit has been organized by Hope students with mentoring by the college’s Campus Ministries Office. The registration form has additional information about the breakout sessions and is available online." – Press Release by Greg Olgers