Sunday, January 18, 2015

Martin Luther King Day: 2015

A time of remembrance and service. Here is how my university is observing the celebration:

2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Next week, our campus will   join together to mark the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King,   Jr., PhD, with five days of activities. Kicking things off will be a Day of Service on Monday   when hundreds of Villanovans will make it a day on, not a day off by   volunteering at sites throughout the region. Volunteer registration is available   online through Friday, January 16.

Other events planned as   part of this year's Celebration include a keynote speech on January   20 delivered by Bryan Stevenson, professor of Clinical Law at the New York   University School of Law and executive director of the Equal Justice   Initiative, and Freedom School on January   22. In addition, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr.   King's visit to Villanova University. A reading of excerpts of the speech he   delivered during that visit, as well as commentary and discussion, will take   place on January 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Connelly Center Cinema.

Highlighted by service,   fellowship and dialog, this annual celebration is a wonderful way for our   campus to begin the Spring Semester and work together toward achieving Dr.   King's vision of the beloved community.


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