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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Service of Remembrance
January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Service of Remembrance is from 4. p.m. to 5 p.m. via Zoom. The Service of Remembrance is the heart of Shenandoah’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration. As the longest-standing MLK Day event at the university, (held virtually this year due to the pandemic) it provides the entire Shenandoah community with the opportunity to join together and contemplate the life and work of Dr. King, whose nonviolent quest for civil rights, justice and equity was rooted in his Christian faith. Shenandoah’s Service of Remembrance is ecumenical, featuring readings and prayers from a number of faith traditions, as well as music and the sharing of King’s work, such as “Letters from a Birmingham Jail.” This year’s service will feature musical performances of “Strum” by Jonathan Toomer, Signe Mortensen, Jaylon Hayes-Keller, and John Keane and “Elegy for a King” by Jan Marie Leman. Shenandoah alumnus Carl Rush, MSEd., MBA, was one of those Dr. King inspired. As part of the service, Rush, who serves as the equity coordinator for the City of Winchester Public Schools in Winchester, Virginia, will present “Uniting Under the Umbrella of Equity.” Rush is dedicated to holistically binding organizational pursuits of excellence with diversity and inclusion efforts. Rush, who earned both of his graduate degrees from Shenandoah, is a member of both the university’s alumni board and Black Alumni Network. Contact DeLyn Celec at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.