Trinity Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On Monday, Jan. 16, the Trinity community came together to remember Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy.

The theme of this year’s celebration was “I have decided to stick with love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” That quote comes from a speech, “Where Do We Go From Here?” that King delivered in 1967 to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Trinity community gathered in Ozinga Chapel for the celebration. Trinity students offered poetry, songs, prayer, skits, and miming. Participants included:

  • Roberto “Josiah” Rosario
  • Brianna Darling-Cox
  • Amber Brazelton
  • Terry Currin
  • Soraya Limon
  • Karlyn Boens
  • Sierra Hernandez
  • ShinHye Hwang

Trinity’s Gospel Choir, Worship Coordinator Nicole Saint-Victor, and Greg Saint-Victor celebrated King’s life through music. Pres. Kurt D. Dykstra, J.D., opened with prayer, and Dr. Aaron Kuecker, Trinity’s provost, provided a reading from I Corinthians 13.

In his message, Troy Schemper, director of student programs, urged those in attendance to continue their efforts to complete King’s work. “Don’t mistake progress for completion,” Schemper urged.