Hesston College to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with week of events

Hesston College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week Jan. 20 to 24 will focus on the power of words with the theme “A Voice of Conscience: Echoing the Words of Martin Luther King Jr.”

The week’s events at Hesston College will focus on King’s words and explore the significance of the language for the time in which he lived and for the present.

The event schedule for the week includes:

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” by John Sharp, Hesston College history instructor at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20 in the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary on the Hesston College campus.

“How Dr. King’s Words and Actions Moved Us to Act” by Evies and Sharon Cranford (Wichita, Kan.), college educators and community leaders at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary.

A time for reflection on the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 24 in the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary.

A coffee house with a performance by The Terrel Verner Trio and an open mic time at 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24 in the Hesston College Larks Nest.

All events are free and open to the public.