Father John Geaney of the Diocese of Grand Rapids joins us
Credit Diocese of Grand Rapids
Tonight, the Community gathers for an ecumenical prayer services to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Death of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. We talk to Father John Geaney of the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
Despite having the day off from class, and despite it being freezing and wet outside, hundreds of Grand Valley State University students and faculty turned out for a silent march across campus in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“Ever since I have been here it’s been a silent march, because we want people to concentrate and really think about the moment and put themselves in the shoes of Dr. King and others,” Bobby Springer, the Associate Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Grand Valley State University said.
The 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration takes place Monday, Jan. 15. It honors the life and legacy of King with a community celebration that features Keynote Speaker April Reign, creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, and the premiere of the opera “I DREAM” at Fountain Street Church.
Monday’s celebration is open to the public and is hosted in collaboration with Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Davenport University and for the first time, Opera Grand Rapids.