Freedom School is an annual day-long workshop, celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

Each year the Center for Peace and Justice Education hosts a Freedom School, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Inspired by the 1960’s movement which aimed to counter and boycott continuing segregation in public schools, Freedom School is a day-long workshop focusing on various topics surrounding MLK’s vision and work.  The entire Villanova community—staff, students, faculty—is invited to propose topics, and if accepted, to present during the one-day event.  Each session lasts about an hour. Topics  have included 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, and the sins of racism and white supremacy.  



On Thursday, January 25, 2024, Villanova will host its annual Freedom School, celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We welcome and encourage staff, students, and faculty to submit proposals.

  • Include a title and brief description (100 words) of your session.
  • Submit your proposal by Friday, December 1, 2023.



The Center often records their events, making them accessible to the wider community. You can watch them on YouTube.

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Center for Peace and Justice Education
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800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085

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The Center for Peace and Justice Education is closely integrated with the Office for Mission and Ministry and its departments, programs and initiatives.