BRISTOL — King’s University events originally scheduled for January 17 in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have been postponed due to winter weather.

The events will now take place in early February, when the King’s Institute for Faith & Culture will host author and leader Natasha Sistrunk Robinson.

On Tuesday, February 1 at 7 p.m., she will introduce IFC’s Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr Lecture for 2022, titled ‘The Truth of Staying: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World’ at Lee Street Baptist Church.

On Wednesday, February 2 at 9:15 a.m., she will present ‘Beauty from the Ashes: A Purpose and a Call’ at King’s Memorial Chapel on Bristol’s main campus.

Both events are free and open to the public, and masks will be required.

A former US Marine Corps officer, Robinson is the founder and president of Leadership LINKS, Inc., an organization that promotes spiritual development, character, and impactful living, and enriches communities through leadership, mentorship, and education. She is also president of T3 Leadership Solutions, Inc., which consults, coaches and sponsors individuals and organizations.

“Natasha Sistrunk Robinson brilliantly represents (King’s) ideals of beloved community, the importance of mentorship and listening carefully to our lives. This is evident in her daily life, as well as in her memoir work, and we look forward to learning from her and sharing her experiences,” said Martin Dotterweich, Ph.D., Director of IFC.

Robinson is the author of “A Sojourner’s Truth: Choose Freedom and Courage in a Divided World”, Nicene Creed’s “Hope for Us” Bible study, and “Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship”. She also hosts the podcast “A Sojourner’s Truth: Conversations for a Changing Culture”.

She is a doctoral candidate at North Park Theological Seminary, having earned her bachelor’s degree from the US Naval Academy and her master’s degree in Christian leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. Robinson served his country for six years as an officer in the US Marine Corps, as well as working for the Department of Homeland Security.

In addition to her work with Leadership LINKS, Inc. and T3 Leadership Solutions, Inc., she is a motivational speaker, diversity and mentorship coach, Bible teacher, anti-human trafficking advocate, and champion of human trafficking. ‘education.

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