UCLA Law Professor to Headline MLK Day Events at All Saints Church

Published : Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 5:42 AM

AllSaintsChurchProfessor Devon Carbado, associate vice chancellor of UCLA and professor of law, will be the featured speaker Jan. 20, at All Saints Church in Pasadena, in remembrance of Martin Luther King. Jr.

Carbado will address The Rector’s Forum at 10:15 a.m. His expertise includes constitutional criminal procedure, constitutional law, and critical race theory. His scholarship appears in law reviews at UCLA, Berkeley, Harvard, Michigan, Texas, Cornell, and Yale, among other places.

Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, vice president for academic affairs and faculty dean at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana, will give the sermon during services at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.

A champion for changing the public narrative about young black men, Dr. Gunning Francis’ writing and teaching focus on the role of faith communities as agents of justice and social change.

She is the author of “Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community,” which deals with the violent events in Ferguson, Missouri in mid-2014, including the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. Francis was a St. Louis resident at that time.

Sunday’s 11:15 a.m., service will be administered in both Spanish and English. The two later services will feature the Canterbury Choir and a rhythm section that will perform, “He Never Failed Me Yet” with soloist Elizabeth Tatum, and “MLK” by U2, with soloist Stephen McDonough.

During MLK Sunday, Parent Culture, for parents of newborns to 5th graders, will meet in Scott Hall 2. Parents of teens will meet in the OCC Conference Room.

At 3 p.m., the Diocese of Los Angeles will hold its Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, at All Saints, featuring a keynote address also given by Carbado. Music will be provided by the Episcopal Chorale and its director Chas Cheatham.

Offerings for children include activity time for preschoolers, ages two to four, in Scott Hall at 9 a.m., infant/child care and storytelling from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Sunday School and Worship, in rooms 2 and 3, at 11:15 a.m.

During Children’s Chapel in the Learning Center, 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., kindergartners through fifth graders will join their families in church at the beginning services, then follow the banner out for Children’s Chapel before the sermon, returning for communion. Parents are always welcome to join their kids in Children’s Chapel.

On Sunday mornings, please note that the entire south-side of the North Parking Lot, just north of the church on the corner of Euclid Ave. and Walnut St., is reserved for people with mobility difficulties.

For regular parking, follow ASC Parking signs to Plaza Las Fuentes, with garage entrance on Union Street, or the Kaiser Parking Structure, on the northeast corner of Euclid Ave. and Walnut Street. Sunday parking at Plaza Las Fuentes is only validated until 1 p.m., after which parking fees accrue. If you’re staying later, please park in the Kaiser Parking Structure, which is free and open until 4 p.m.

For more information call (626) 796-1172 or email info@allsaints-pas.org.

All Saints Church is located at 132 N. Euclid Avenue in Pasadena.

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