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Register Now for Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” College Filmmaker Presentation on Feb. 24!

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Villanova faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited to join us on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6-7 p.m., for an exciting virtual presentation by the co-directors of Disney’s upcoming animated film, Raya and the Last Dragon. Paul Briggs and John Ripa will discuss their experiences directing the feature to be released on March 5 on Disney+ and in select theaters. They will offer insights into the production process and provide valuable tips on how to navigate the film industry for aspiring filmmakers.

Raya and the Last Dragon is an action/adventure film that has a PG rating. Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world—it’s going to take trust as well. (Disney)

Please REGISTER by following this link:

Once registered, you will have access to the Zoom link.

This ACS-approved event is co-sponsored by Graduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Communication and Falvey Memorial Library.


Register for The Bible and Black Lives Matter Event on Feb. 7th!

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Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 4:00-6:00 pm for a virtual talk and conversation led by The Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart and Black Campus Ministry Students on the “Bible and Black Lives Matter.” Dr. Washington-Leapheart is an adjunct professor in Villanova’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies. She also directs the Villanova Gospel Choir.

Last summer, in a press conference, NBA athlete Jonathan Isaac cited the gospel as the reason he refuses to kneel or wear a t-shirt in solidarity with Black Lives Matter during a game. Reactions to his comments reignited the ongoing debate about the compatibility of the Movement for Black Lives with Christian faith. Is there a biblical basis for participating in this global movement? We’ll talk about this and more in this interactive session. Come prepared to engage with other participants!

This ACS-approved event, which is co-sponsored by Black Campus Ministry students, Campus Ministry, and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to Villanova faculty, staff, and students.

Please REGISTER for the event by following this link:

Once you have completed and submitted the short registration form, the Zoom link for the gathering will be sent to you.


We Believe Black Lives Matter and Jesus is the Lord


For full listing of Black History Month programs, please see The Office of Intercultural Affairs’ events page:



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Regina Duffy is a Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.






Last Modified: February 2, 2021