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Pepperdine Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pepperdine University will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special film screening and event on Monday, Jan. 21, and a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Jan. 24.
The first event will feature a free screening of the film Amazing Grace, about the life of British abolitionist William Wilberforce, at 7 p.m. in Elkins Auditorium on the Malibu campus. A panel discussion featuring the film's producer Ken Wales and School of Law professor Ed Larson will follow. Don Lawrence of Pepperdine's Intercultural Affairs will read from Dr. King's writings. The event is sponsored by the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics, together with the Office of the Provost, Intercultural Affairs, and student groups the Student Film Society and International Justice Mission.
The candlelight vigil, sponsored by the School of Law, will take place on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Phillips Theme Tower on Pepperdine's Malibu campus. A service will immediately follow in Stauffer Chapel where representatives from various faiths will speak on how the principles and ideas of Dr. King relate to their individual faiths.
Both events are free and open to the public.