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MLK lecture addresses injustice, creating a better future

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LECTURE — Hope alumni Julian Hinson leads MLK lecture in “Dismantling Injustice.” If you
could not attend the lecture, stay tuned for upcoming events this week. (Hope College)

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture at Hope College explored “Dismantling Injustice: A New Legacy for a Better Future” on Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public was invited.

The address was presented by Julian Hinson, who is a 2010 Hope graduate and currently a fourth-year medical student at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. His passions center around bridging the divides that contribute to ongoing health disparities—both stateside and abroad.

He continues to work with a group of students and resident physicians under the banner “North of Charlotte” to that end, bringing effective 21st-century care to North Nashville’s developing community.

Hinson was president of the Black Student Union and a Phelps Scholar while at Hope and is an Amos Christie Scholar at Meharry / Vanderbilt. He is a self-identified pseudo-hipster, and enjoys both photography and the power of sous-vide cooking. Hinson’s presentation was sponsored by Herman Miller Inc. and the college’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion, multicultural student organizations, Student Life office and Campus Ministries office, and was taking place as part of the college’s annual Civil Rights Celebration week.

The week, running Monday- Saturday, Jan. 16-21, honors all persons and groups who have worked toward the advancement of civil rights and social justice, and is organized in conjunction with the national commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The week will include a variety of additional activities for the campus community, including a focus on civil rights during the college’s Chapel services; a panel discussion, Diversity in the Workplace, on Thurs., Jan. 19, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Maas Center and a special “Time to Serve” opportunity for students at multiple community locations on Sat., Jan. 21.

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