Freedom School

January 2015

Villanova University will host its annual Freedom School in observance of the memory and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Freedom School sessions may cover a variety of topics such as:

  • immigration
  • the possibilities and challenges of globalization
  • the rule of law and respect for human rights
  • affirmative action
  • education and social justice
  • peacebuilding and peacemaking
  • nonviolence and nonviolent social change
  • sins of racism and white supremacy

Each session lasts about an hour, and sessions run in line with our regular class schedule (10:00 and 11:30 am;1:00 and 2:30 pm).

For more information see the full 2014 schedule

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For more information about the 2014 Freedom School Sessions, view youtube links below.

"A-ww-k-w-a-r-d: Living, Learning, and Teaching Across the Lines of Difference." Presented by The Faculty and Staff of IGR and the Students of ACT

"The US's International Ranking in Health and Health Care Quality:Issues of Disparity and Access." Presented by Nancy D. Sharts-Hopko

"Becoming Effective Leaders of Change." Presented by Rebeka Karrant

"Environmental Justice." Presented by Liesel Schwarz

"Capitalism and the Working Poor." Presented by Larry Little

Proposal Deadline: Friday, December 5

Villanova University will host its annual Freedom School in observance of the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Freedom School sessions may cover a variety of topics, such as immigration, the possibilities and challenges of globalization, the rule of law and respect for human rights, affirmative action, education and social justice, peacemaking and peacekeeping, nonviolence and nonviolent social change, and the sins of racism and white supremacy. Each session would last about 60 minutes, and sessions will run in course with our regular class schedule (10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm).