Lecture on Martin Luther King and Gospel Performance

Makoto Fujimura, the artist and the author of the books Silence and Beauty and Culture Care, brings Fujimura Fellow and Gospel Singer/Producer September Penn, and New York Times writer Ivan Penn to Tokyo. There will be lectures and a Q&A by Makoto Fujimura and Ivan Penn, along with a performance by September Penn with an accompanist.

Fujimura will lecture on “Dr. King and Culture Care.” Tracing the history of Dr. Martin Luther King, he will connect Dr. King’s work with his thesis of Culture Care using his own work. Ivan Penn will lecture on “Journalism, Theater and Martin Luther King’s Papers.”

EVENT: Lecture and concert focusing on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2018; 16:50 ~ 20:00
WHERE: 青山キャンパス ガウチャー記念礼拝堂 Goucher Chapel


September Penn


RSVP: This is a free event and prior registration is not necessary here.
LANGUAGE: Both Japanese and English
TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone interested in the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and fans of gospel music.


Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.


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