Week of Peace Hope Justice | Pepperdine University

Week of Peace Hope Justice


January 16 to 20, 2017

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 2017

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.

Throughout the week you are invited to participate in the following ongoing programs:

  • #peacehopejustice: Share thoughts, photos, and prayers through social media all week long.
  • Camp Darfur: January 18-20, visit Mullin Town Square to understand the ongoing genocide that is happening in Darfur, and discover how we can fight for change.
  • Awareness Table - January 17 and 19, stop by Upper Adamson Plaza to learn more about issues of justice happening right now.

Please also join us at the events below:


January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MLK Day of Service -
Working with Voices of Refugees, a Project Serve partner (Sign up here)
8am to 2pm Meet at Rho Parking Lot
January 17

MLK Chapel

Bishop Darrell L. Bush

 6pm  Stauffer Chapel
  Awareness Table
11am Upper Adamson Plaza
January 18

Wednesday Morning Chapel

Dr. Edgar Barron

 10am  Firestone Fieldhouse

The Stories that We Tell panel

Roslyn Satchel, Eric Wilson, David Humphrey

5:30pm  Elkins Auditorium

January 19

Healthy Happy Hour  3pm Lower Mullin Town Square 
  Awareness Table  11am Upper Adamson Plaza
  The Well  8pm  Amphitheater
January 20

Celebration Chapel

Valentine Douglas, sophomore

 10am  Amphitheater

Prayers for the Nation

Letters to the President

12:30pm Stauffer Chapel