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Summa Western Reserve Hospital and Trinity United Church of Christ celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s enduring legacy with a special presentation on Monday, January 16. The event featured  a reading of an excerpt from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by Summa Western Reserve Hospital Director of Materials Management, Jackson Shatraw, singing by Akron City Hospital Volunteer Coordinator, Siomara Marquetti and a keynote address by Rev. Carl P. Wallace of Trinity United Church of Christ in Akron.

Summa Western Reserve Hospital and Trinity United Church of Christ “live the dream” at Jan. 16 event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pictured left to right: Robert DeJournett, Director, Community Relations & Diversity, Summa Western Reserve Hospital, Siomara Marquetti, Volunteer Coordinator, Akron City Hospital, Rev. Carl P. Wallace, Trinity United Church of Christ, Akron, Ohio and Jackson Shatraw, Director Materials Management, Summa Western Reserve Hospital.

“We are very proud to share this event with our employees and the community on this inspiring day of remembrance,” says Robert DeJournett, Director, Community Relations & Diversity at Summa Western Reserve Hospital. Our partnership with Trinity truly exemplifies Dr. King’s dream of harmony among diverse groups and organizations in our community and we are honored to help impart this enduring mission.”

Rev. Carl P. Wallace addressed guests to discuss how Dr. Martin Luther King’s teachings have come to fruition in today’s society and continue to carry over from generation to generation. Summa Western Reserve and Trinity have begun to collaborate to foster this and other events to further unify the community and promote healthier minds, bodies and spirits.

“One of the innumerable legacies of Dr. King lives on in his addressing the most segregated time in United States history,” says Rev. Wallace.  “Trinity United Church of Christ is the embodiment of Dr. King’s legacy.  For the hospital to afford us the opportunity to share this story through our community partnership is a blessing.”

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