Meet Me at The Labyrinth – MLK Day Celebration
January 21, 11 am – 2 pm
Meetup Spot: 1407 Valentine, Houston, Texas 77019
Take some time on your day off from school to really celebrate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to think about how you might be called into the same mission of liberation in your own context.
We will join with others in the community to give thanksgiving for the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a prayer walk on the Freedmen’s Town labyrinth, followed by a visit to the Gregory School Museum (two blocks away from the labyrinth) and a late lunch at Reggae Hut (814 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004). Houston Canterbury will pick up the cost of lunch for student participants.
The Historic Freedmen’s Town labyrinth was constructed on the former site of the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church by a group of interfaith volunteers in the spring of 2014. The design chosen for this labyrinth is the eleven circuit Chartres, with the outer circuit diverted at each of the four corners to create a “bastion.” A mosaic designed bench created by the Sacred Sites Quest students of the Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance has been placed within each bastion to provide a place for pilgrims to sit and meditate. The path is inset with red bricks from the original 100 year old church building which collapsed in 2005.