Gather together with the North Park University community to celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at our annual Worship and Service Day. A worship service in Anderson Chapel led by guest speaker Rabbi Andrea London will feature music, poetry, readings, reflection, and discussion around the theme of “Created in God’s Image.” In addition, special guest Rev. Dr. Curtiss DeYoung will reflect on Dr. King’s legacy of reconciliation.
Immediately following this service, area high school students will remain in Anderson Chapel to participate in Sankofa, a radical experience derived from a West African word meaning “looking backward to move forward.” North Park student leaders will guide students’ discussion of Dr. King’s teachings as well as reflection upon how they can act as leaders and bring about healing in their neighborhoods and schools. Students will also receive a campus tour.
During the students’ service learning opportunity, chaperones, teachers, administrators, parents, and guests are invited to attend a workshop scheduled for noon in Caroline Hall. Facilitated by Dr. Terry Lindsay, the session will address current challenges in education, explore charter and public school options for students from underrepresented communities, and suggest ways educators can prepare students for the college or university setting after graduating from high school.
Students and youth sponsors interested in participating in this special event should contact Rev. Velda Love, director of justice and intercultural learning, via email or at (773) 244-5764.