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Week of Peace Hope Justice


January 21 to 25, 2019

Pepperdine Volunteer Center and Intercultural Affairs present the Week of Peace Hope Justice. During this week, our community will engage the topics of social justice and equity. Students are invited to learn and serve through lectures, movies, performances, volunteer opportunities, and worship that promote community, equity, and social change, all leading toward the reconciliation of God's people and creation.

The events of the week are especially intended to highlight the importance of stories in how we view and approach issues of social justice and equity in the world. What are the dominant narratives in society? Who are the storytellers? Whose stories are not being told and why? Come and join us as we imagine a world where we can tell stories that humanize and give dignity to people.

Schedule of Events

The week begins on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the National Day of Service, honoring his legacy of hope and reconciliation.

Register here to participate.


January 21

Peace, Hope and Justice Service Day: LA Works

MLK National Day of Service. In 1994, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was recognized as a national day of service by Congress. Since then, people all over the country honor Dr. King's legacy by making this holiday a "Day on, not a day off." We will be restoring a school in Downtown LA. Restoration activities will include painting and garden restoration. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Sunscreen and transportation provided. Please meet at Lovernich Commons at 7:30am.

9 AM–2 PM Lovernich Commons
January 22

MLK Chapel (Convo Credit)

MLK Chapel Convo with Rozella Haydee White. Rozella Haydee White is a life and leadership coach, creator, and consultant. Rozella 1s committed to the pursuit of justice and is a co-founder of #ResistHouston, a community of connection, empowerment, and support for resistance against injustice. Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear Rozella share her knowledge on social justice in the modern day.

6–7 PM    Stauffer Chapel

Table Talk: Jesus and the Me Too Era

The conversation surrounding sexual harassment and assault has become a centerpiece of our generation's understanding of social change and power dynamics over the past year. This will be a time for the community to come together and reflect on our role in addressing the personal and social effects of the #Me Too Movement and how we can continue to support those who have been impacted by this.

8–10 PM  Fireside Room
January 23

Wednesday Chapel (Convo Credit)

Morning Chapel with Rozella Haydee White. She believes that everyone is gifted and has the power to transform themselves, their communities and the world when they tap into their most authentic self. Don't miss out on a morning of empowerment and support!

10–11 AM  Firestone Fieldhouse


God's Call for Justice: A Fireside Chat

Come join two community leaders, Rozella White, and Al Sturgeon, discuss the role of faith in service and the importance of civic engagement in response to recent events. We will delve deeply into our responsibility to enact change inside and outside of our community.

1–3 PM BPC 189

What's in a Name? (Convo Credit)

Ndidi Patience Amadi will be giving a lecture on how to overcome imposter syndrome. Growing up she realized that students and teachers had a difficult time pronouncing her given name, Ndidi. Dr. Amadi's lecture will show students that Christ has not called us to hide behind any name or identity, but He has called us to be proud of the image He has made us in.

6–7 PM Fireside Room
January 24

Celebration Chapel

During this one hour session, you will be intro­duced to the practice of mindfulness and grati­tude. You will explore mindfulness of breathing, walking, sound, body sensation, gratitude journal­ing, meditation, and togetherness. This session will be lead by Melanie Pensak, a renowned mind­fulness meditation leader and practitioner.

Noon–1 PM Upper Alumni Park

Healthy Habits

Stop by Healthy Happy Hour for an opportunity to take a break from your busy schedule. In addition to a mountain of healthy and delicious snacks, students will have access to resources from across campus aimed at helping students prioritize wellness. Learn about heart health, tips for academic success, how sneak in exercise every day, and so much more! This Healthy Happy Hour is particularly special because it will highlight foods that are local, sustainable and fairly produced.

2–4 PM Mullins Plaza

Dr. King on nonviolence