February 24, 2010
Speaker: The story of William Wilberforce, John Newton, and the abolition of the slave trade throughout the British Empire
Time: 4:00 - 6:15 p.m. and 2/25/2010 at 7:45 p.m.
Location: Room 385
Contact: Andrea Ciobanu [firstname.lastname@example.org]
William Wilberforce is not well known in today's generation, which is a shame. The modern issue advocacy and social justice campaigns have their roots in his campaign to abolish the slave trade. His work inspired and influenced Lincoln, the US abolitionists, and the civil rights movement.
The Black Law Student Association, Christian Legal Society, Amnesty International, and Equal Justice Works are proud to host two free screenings of "Amazing Grace" the story of William Wilberforce, John Newton, and the abolition of the slave trade throughout the British Empire. If nothing else, come for the FREE FOOD.
Law students and professors will also be encouraged to see how a little lawyerly creativity in the legislative process was also helpful in getting abolition over the finish line.
This movie shows at least one example of how religious faith had a positive influence on society, but all those of any religious faith or no religious faith will find this movie uplifting and educational.
Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Cv5P9H9qU
We'll be having two separate screenings. The times/locations are:
Wed, Feb 24, 4:00-6:15pm (room 385)
Thu, Feb 25, 7:45-10:00pm (room 300)