A visit inside the DreamSpace at Hendricks Chapel

Enter the DreamSpace, a new interactive experience inside Hendricks Chapel, and you begin to feel the rest of the world recede.

The space is designed to bring you into intentional reflection. The lights are dimmed to minimize distraction and help you feel relaxed. Comfortable and casual seating calms you down, and brings out your curiosity. Twinkle lights and starry rugs evoke the essence of dreams.

But you don’t want to fall asleep, not at all. All around you are prompts to bring you deeper within yourself. First, you listen to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech given at Sims Hall at Syracuse University in 1965. As you listen, you watch the many faces of the man himself throughout his life, and begin to realize that the dream is much more than a dream — it’s a call to action, a fervent and living prayer. Next, you tune in to learn how Syracuse University students are impacted by King’s legacy, and what inspires them to continue the work. Finally, it’s time to reflect on how you are a living part of King’s vision for the future. What role do you play in creating a world where all men are created — and treated — equal?

Stop by the dream space anytime throughout the month of February to celebrate the legacy of MLK and Black History Month as we ask ourselves the question: How can we be a part of the dream?

This interactive, reflective space is located in the Strates Room, across from the Dean’s Suite in the lower level, and is open from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.