King honored during ‘Strength to Love Legacy Week’ at Fresno Pacific University

A series of cultural, artistic and worship events to both celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and energize future actions for human equality will highlight “Strength to Love Legacy Week” hosted by Fresno Pacific University January 16-20, 2018.

All activities are free and open to the public and will take place on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. For more information, call the university Office of Spiritual Formation at 559-453-3668.

Events include:

  • Tuesday: Worship at the Cross, student legacy presentations “I am King,” FPU Art Club introductions to “Strength to Love,” all-campus concert of prayers and worship in the Amphitheater, a showing of the movie Selma, Coffee and Conversation at the Cross.

  • Wednesday in BC Lounge: Social Justice and Race in America and “1 Hour of The Black Church Experience” presented by New Beginnings Community Baptist Church service at 6:00 p.m.

  • Thursday: Coffee Housespoken-word artist, liturgical dance, “The Social Justice Soap Box” Lunch Legacy Lectures at noon in Alumni Plaza.

  • Friday Chapel in Special Events Center: Strength to Love, Gospel Choir (King Hamer – Spirit Care), spoken-word and drama presentation.

FPU will also host “Healing the Social Divide in 2018: Social Work, Spirituality, and Social Justice,” a conference by the North American Association of Christians in Social Work Public hosted by the Fresno Pacific University Social Work Department. The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 20, in BC Lounge on the main campus. Call 559-453-4631 or email



Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations