Shenandoah University hosts its Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service of Remembrance on Monday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall on Shenandoah’s main campus. The university and surrounding communities are encouraged to gather together to commemorate the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This year’s celebration features the university’s Harambee Gospel Choir performing a riveting multi-media gospel presentation titled “Let Justice Roll.” Comprised of excerpts from Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” it follows the central statement taken from the Hebrew Bible, Amos 5:24, which states, “Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever flowing stream.”
The letter, written to leaders in faith communities, was a call to action asking them to speak publicly against segregation and the unjust enforcement of it. Dr. King urged these faith leaders that their followers must hear their support that had been offered privately, so that change could take place.
The event is a partnership between the Black Student Union, Harambee Gospel Choir, Office of Spiritual Life, and Office of Student Engagement for Intercultural Programs. The service is free and open to the public.
Visitors are welcome to park in the upper or lower lots adjacent to Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall for this event. There is also parking available in the parking garage next to the Brandt Student Center. Those who use wheelchairs for mobility may be dropped off in front of Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall at the accessible sidewalk.
All 3 p.m. classes are cancelled so that students may attend the service. Classes will resume at 4 p.m.
For those unable to attend the service on the main campus, there will be a live stream available at the Health Professions Building in Room 109 and the Northern Virginia Campus in Room 133. To view from your own location, go to: