MLK Celebration at Villanova Law
January 16-20 marks the 12th annual commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Villanova University School of Law. This year’s theme, “Examining the Occupy Movement,” highlights the recent efforts of the “Occupy” movement to bring social and economic inequality to the forefront of the national agenda.
On Monday, January 16, the MLK Day of Service, the Villanova Law community is encouraged to volunteer at the Arc of Philadelphia, an advocacy, referral and family support organization for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Volunteers will be painting, cleaning and doing yard work. To volunteer for the MLK Day of Service, register here.
Duke University School of Law Professor Trina Jones will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday, January 17, at the MLK Reception, sponsored by Pepper Hamilton, LLP. Professor Jones is a renowned expert on race and the law. She has studied diversity, the conservative influence on anti-discrimination doctrine, and colorism, which entails the prejudicial treatment of same-race individuals on the basis of skin color. The event will be held in Room 101 at the Law School from 5 until 6 p.m.
On Thursday, January 19, “Examining the Occupy Movement” a panel discussion, will explore the Occupy movement and Dr. King’s legacy of organized protest. Beginning at 5 p.m., this interactive panel will discuss how the messages and strategies of the Occupy movement echo many of the themes of the Civil Rights movement. This panel will feature comments by Dr. Eugene McCarraher, professor in the Humanities and Augustinian Traditions department at Villanova University.