The Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law will partner with organizations in the Central Florida area to present educational programs in commemoration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The events will take place at the College of Law (201 Beggs Avenue, Orlando) and nearby venues from Thursday, January 11, through Monday, January 15, 2018.
MLK Leadership Forum:
The FAMU College of Law has partnered with the Orlando Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated to present a program aimed at addressing injustices in the African American community. The group’s 14th Annual MLK Leadership Forum entitled “Courtroom Conversations: Bridging the Gap between the Judicial System and the Community,” will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Room 240, and will feature an interactive forum panel with experienced attorneys and law professors. The educational forum serves as a springboard for a weekend of commemorative community-based events.
Orlando MLK Parade:
On Saturday, January 13, 2018, the Southwest Orlando Jaycees will host the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade at 10 a.m. in Downtown Orlando. The theme for this year’s event is “King: His Voice, His Teachings, His Love for Humanity.” All FAMU College of Law students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to walk the parade route. Participants are asked to wear FAMU Law or FAMU paraphernalia, and meet at the College of Law at 8 a.m. to walk to the staging area and prepare our ‘float’. The parade will begin promptly at 10 a.m.
MLK Day of Service – Parramore Beautification:
The College of Law will conclude commemorative recognition with an event aimed at the beautification of the community surrounding the law school campus. The eleventh annual Parramore Clean-Up Service Project on Monday, January 15, 2018, presents an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to give back by pitching in through collecting trash, painting signs, weeding and trimming among other tasks. Associate Professor Patricia Broussard will join with law students, student organizations and the community at 8:30 a.m. on the steps of the College of Law before marching to a designated location for assignments and safety equipment. Prof. Broussard, who also serves on the Orlando Mayor’s MLK Commission, initiated this event in 2008.
SBA MLK Food Drive
In addition to the clean-up effort, volunteers are asked to provide at least one canned good for the Student Bar Association Food Drive. The Food drive will take place from January 13-15.