ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Law is recognizing the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with several special events and activities.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
16th Annual MLK Leadership Forum
Reception 6:15 p.m. Forum 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
FAMU College of Law, Room 240, 201 Beggs Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801
Criminal Justice Reform: Process, Progress or Propaganda?
- Alexis Carter, Attorney, FAMU Law Alum
- Ryan Williams, Attorney
- Deborah Barra, Attorney
- Michele Rayner Goolsby, Civil Rights Attorney
- Patricia Broussard, FAMU Law Professor
Presented by the Delta XI Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and partners
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
Southwest Orlando Jaycees 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Parade starts at 10 a.m.
THEME: “King 2020, The Beloved Community: The Fierce Urgency of Now”
FAMU Law students will join students from the downtown campuses of Valencia College and University of Central Florida in the Orlando MLK parade.
“This is an opportunity to truly promote unity in the downtown community through higher education as students walk together in support of Dr. King’s dream of racial equality,” said FAMU Law Interim Dean Nicky Boothe Perry.
Touting “Unity in the Community” as a theme, higher education students from all three schools will walk in the parade exemplifying Dr. King’s message of collaboration and inclusion.
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
MLK Day of Service
The 13th Annual Parramore Clean-Up Service Project
This annual community service project is coordinated by FAMU Law Professor Patricia Broussard. Students, faculty, and community members all pitch in to clean-up the neighborhood. Professor Broussard serves on the Orlando Mayor’s MLK Commission and initiated this clean-up in 2008.
About FAMU College of Law
The FAMU College of Law is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, just steps from the George C. Young United States Courthouse and Federal Building; and blocks from governmental offices, major law firms, large corporations and legal service agencies.
The college’s prime location provides students with direct access to the area’s largest employers of individuals with law degrees, offering our students and graduates ample avenues to gain practical experience in the legal profession.
With tuition among the lowest of the 13 law schools in Florida, along with a full-time day program and a part-time evening program, the college is distinctly positioned to offer the traditional student and the working professional a chance to earn a law degree while accruing minimal debt.
Thanks to its renowned faculty, the college focuses on academic excellence in the classroom; emphasizes practical experience and public service within its clinical programs; and stresses professionalism through its co-curricular activities.
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