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January 2020

Villanova will host its annual Freedom School in observance of the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Thursday, January 23, 2020.  Each session lasts 60 minutes. Freedom School sessions cover a variety of topics including, for example, those listed below. Please consider offering a Freedom School session on a topic of your choosing. Please include a title and brief description (100 words) of your session, noting how it bears on the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  A booklet of abstracts of accepted Freedom School sessions will be distributed so that participants can plan their day. 

  • 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
  • multiculturalism, and racism

2020 Freedom School Schedule

 

Enjoy refreshments outside the cinema after each session.

The Freedom School | Thursday, January 23, 2020
  Cinema Radnor Room St. David's Room Devon Room Bryn Mawr Room  

10:00 AM

"Understanding the Impact of Microaggressions on Campus"
Sherry Bowen, Ariella Robbins, Alex Iannucci & Terry Nance
 
"Student Solidarity Against Sweatshops"
Rachel Wolf
 
"With New Eyes: Responsible Community Engagement and Research Across Difference"
Jaira J. Harrington
 
"Racism in the Catholic Church: A Community of Saints and Sinners"
Arthur Purcaro
 
"Music and the Struggles Against  Slavery, Jim Crow Laws, Mass Incarcenation, and Police Brutality"
Bruce Pollack-Johnson
 
11:30 AM "We Shall Overcome? Understanding the Effects of Race-Based Trauma on Mental Health"  
Camille Burge, Eloise Berry & Taunya Tinsley
"Interrupting White Fragility"
Rebecca Irwin-Diehl
"Did he (or she) really just say that? What to do, when we witness offense and injury toward one another"
Krista Malott
"Out of the Archives"
Beaudry Rae Allen
"'Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence' - as Relevent Today as Ever"
Paul Sheldon
 
1PM "Antiracism: The IGR Process of Dialogue"
The Faculty and Staff of IGR and the  Students of ACT   
"Racism, College Sports, and Admission Scandals"
Rick Eckstein


"Is God a White Racist? Reflecting on Theological Nature of White Supremacy"
Naomi Washington Leapheart


"The Interfaith Approach and Heeding God's Call to End Gun Violence"
Anne Minicozzi &
Bryan Miller
"Augustine on Forming Conscience"
Allan Fitzgerald
 
2:30PM "Antiracism: The IGR Process of Dialogue"
The Faculty and Staff of IGR and the  Students of ACT   

"Mass Incarceration and the Myth of the Black Male Rapist: How False Stereotypes Are Used to Legitimate the Prison System" 
Miranda Pilipchuk


"Music of the Movement: Celebrating the Role of Sacred Song in the Struggle for Justice" 
Naomi Washington Leapheart
“Combatting Anti-Immigrant Sentiment on Campus”      
Yeralmi Valladares
"Recovering Unity: The Impact of Consociational Democracy in Northern Ireland"
 Taylor Hinch
 

Proposal Submissions for Jan. 2021

Proposal Deadline:TBD

Villanova University will host its annual Freedom School in observance of the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. 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).

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