VLS to Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 21-23 marks the 13th annual commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Villanova University School of Law.
On Monday, January 21, the MLK Day of Service, the Villanova Law community is encouraged to volunteer at the Arc of Philadelphia, which provides advocacy, referral, family support and legislative action services to people with disabilities and their families. Volunteers will be painting, cleaning and doing yard work. To volunteer for the MLK Day of Service, please contact Liz Dunn at 610-519-7228 or email@example.com.
Taunya Lovell Banks, Jacob A. France Professor of Equality Jurisprudence at Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland, will be the keynote speaker on January 22, at the MLK Reception, sponsored by Pepper Hamilton, LLP. Professor Banks writes about race and identity, gender, class and law in constitutional law, popular culture and medicine. She is a contributing co-editor of Screening Justice – The Cinema of Law: Films of Law, Order, And Social Justice (2006). Her articles have appeared in numerous law journals including Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review, U.C.L.A. Law Review, New York University Review of Law & Social Change and Michigan Law Review. Professor Banks also served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Legal Education and the Law & Society Review. The lecture will be held in Law School Room 102 at 5 p.m., followed by a reception.
On January 23 from 3 to 5 p.m., the Law School will host a screening of “American Violet,” a 2008 film based on the civil rights lawsuit Regina Kelly v. John Paschall. A roundtable discussion on racial profiling and civil rights will follow the movie at 5:30 p.m.
For additional information about these events, please contact any member of the Inclusiveness Task Force Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration Committee:
Professor John Cannon
Professor Ruth Gordon
Professor Beth Lyon
Lynne Maxwell, VLS Library Services
LaRasz Moody, Director of Academic Success Programs
Nancy Whalen, Director of Student Affairs
Sara Hercenroder ‘14
Vanessa Stine ‘14