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Legacy of Freedom Weekend Celebration

Date: January 5, 2007
Phone: 269-471-3322

Andrews University is hosting its 6th annual "A Legacy of Freedom" celebration, January 13-15, featuring numerous events honoring the life and legacy of peace-advocating civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.

The weekend's events will commence on Saturday, January 13, at 11:30 am with an oration of one of King's sermons at New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Seminary Chapel on the campus of Andrews University.

On Monday, January 15, at 10:30 am in the Seminary Chapel, a special convocation will be held, featuring keynote speakers Guillermo Magana and Anna Park, who will discuss "Building the Beloved Community through Student Leadership."  Magana is a senior political science and communication major and president of the Andrews University Student Association, while Park, a sophomore English major, is editor of Andrews' annual, The Cardinal. The convocation will also feature a variety of musical numbers and the presentations of the second annual Freedom Awards to community members whose efforts actively further the cause of freedom.

Several workshops will take place on Monday afternoon in the Seminary, Room 340. At 2:00 pm, a workshop on the "Lost Boys of Sudan" will feature a panel discussion of video clips selected from the recent PBS documentary about young refugees from the Sudanese conflict, their flight to refugee camps in Kenya, and their eventual resettlement in Houston, Tex. At 3:00 pm, there will be a presentation of "Fuerza: A Documentary on the Realities of Immigration in Two Small Cities." This documentary focuses on immigration issues in Mexico. Members of the production team from Goshen College will be present to screen the film, lead a discussion and answer questions. Finally, at 4:00 pm, a panel discussion on "The Theological Implications of Immigration" features a theologian, a historian, a sociologist, an attorney, and a representative from the field of public administration.

All events are free and open to the public.

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