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TBT: Beaudry Rae Allen Presents at 2020 Freedom School

By Shawn Proctor

Beaudry Rae Allen presents at Freedom School in 2020.

Beaudry Rae Allen presents at Freedom School in 2020.

Today marks the 16th annual Freedom School at Villanova, celebrating the vision and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by presenting on topics relevant to Dr. King’s social justice work.

Above, Beaudry Rae Allen, Digital and Preservation Archivist at Falvey Library, presented “Out of the Archives” at the 2020 Freedom School. She returns to Freedom School to present  “Collection Development Centered on Civil Rights” at 2:30 p.m. in the St. David’s Room, Connelly Center.

 


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Shawn Proctor, MFA, is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Library.


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Foto Friday: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 2023 Freedom School

Beaudry Allen, Digital and Preservation Archivist. Photo courtesy of Ethan Shea, Graduate Assistant Falvey Library.

Rebecca Oviedo, Distinctive Collections Archivist. Photo courtesy of Ethan Shea, Graduate Assistant Falvey Library.

Linda Hauck, Business Librarian. Photos courtesy of Kallie Stahl, Communication & Marketing Specialist.


Thanks to everyone who attended the 2023 Freedom School yesterday! Falvey Library staff celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  with two workshops focusing on various topics surrounding MLK’s vision and work:

  • “Nurturing Social and Economic Justice on Campus: Affordable Materials Project” by Linda Hauck, Business Librarian, and Amy Spare, Associate Director for Law Library Services & Legal Research Instructor.
  • “Students Call for Divestment: Student Activism and their Records” by Beaudry Allen, Digital and Preservation Archivist, University Archives, and Rebecca Oviedo, Distinctive Collections Archivist.

Gina Duffy, Communication & Marketing Program Manager, and Kallie Stahl, Communication & Marketing Specialist, were also in attendance sharing helpful library recourses with attendees.

Gina Duffy, Communication & Marketing Program Manager, and Kallie Stahl, Communication & Marketing Specialist. Photo courtesy of Ethan Shea, Graduate Assistant Falvey Library.


 

 

 

 


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Peek at the Week: January 18

By Jenna Renaud

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Word of the Week: Agelast 

(noun) a person who never laughs  

Okay, so maybe 2022 hasn’t started off exactly like we thought it would but try to keep a sense of humor as we move into in the new year to keep yourself from becoming an agelast. To help keep the humor alive this year, I’ve compiled some of the worst jokes about January that I could find. 

Q: Where do storm troopers go to warm up on cold January days? 

A: The Darth Mall. 

Q: What is the first month of the year in Transylvania? 

A: Janu-eerie. 

Q: What can you catch in the winter with your eyes closed? 

A: A cold. 

Q: What happened to the woman who stole a calendar on New Year’s Day? 

A: She got 12 months! 


This Week at Falvey  

Tuesday, January 18th 

Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address / 7–8:30 p.m. / Virtual  

Peace and Justice Education will host the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address, delivered by Winona LaDuke, Harvard-educated economist, environmental activist, and author who specializes in rural development; economic, food, and energy sovereignty; and environmental justice.  

Thursday, January 20th 

The Freedom School will offer hour-long, online sessions hosted by various faculty members, staff, and students that relate to and extend the vision of Dr. King. The sessions will be hosted at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. 


This Week in History 

January 22nd, 1998 – Ted Kaczynski, the “Unabomber,” pleads guilty to bombings 

Theodore J. Kaczynski is currently serving a life sentence in a maximum-security prison in Colorado after pleading guilty to all federal charges regarding the “Unabomber” bombings. 

The “Unabomber” primarily targeted universities, although he also placed a bomb on an American Airlines flight and send one to the president of United Airlines. Federal investigators set up the UNABOM Task Force (a combination of university and airline) leading the media to give the man the name “Unabomber.” 

To read more about Ted Kaczynski, his history, and how he was caught, read this article from History.com. 

History.com Editors. (2010, October 04). Ted Kaczynski Pleads Guilty. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ted-kaczynski-pleads-guilty-to-bombings 


jenna newman headshotJenna Renaud is a Graduate Assistant in Falvey Memorial Library and a Graduate Student in the Communication Department.


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Villanova Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—2021 Freedom School and MLK Keynote Address

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. Photo credited to Don Usner.

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor will deliver the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. Her lecture entitled, “The Radical King and the Quest to Change America,” will be available through the MLK Keynote Zoom link.

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2020 and National Book Award Finalist in 2019, Taylor is assistant professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author or editor of five books, and her three authored books are available in both print and electronic formats via Falvey Memorial Library: 

Following Taylor’s keynote address, Villanova University will host its annual Freedom School, a day of learning that celebrates and extends the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Virtual sessions will be held throughout the day on Thursday, February 4, on a variety of topics. 

This year, Falvey represents at Freedom School via “Trusted News in a Hostile World: African American Newspapers and Magazines,” an interactive workshop on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 11:10 a.m., led by Jutta Seibert, Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement and Librarian for history, art history, and global interdisciplinary studies. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore news coverage of important events in African American history and will learn about several online databases for retrieving this content. For additional information on Seibert’s workshop and to access the full schedule of Freedom School events, visit the University’s Freedom School webpage.


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. 



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