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Writer: Kate Skafidas
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Immediate

UI celebrates Human Rights Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Beginning with a service of worship Sunday, Jan. 19, the University of Iowa will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday with various activities and celebrate Human Rights Week. Events are scheduled through Thursday, Jan. 23.

King's birthday, a national holiday to be observed on Monday, Jan. 20, has been recognized at the UI since 1968, with a convocation. Beginning in 1993, the university expanded its observance to include a week of activities open to the public and free of charge. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate should contact the Office of Campus Programs at (319) 335-3059.

Following is a tentative schedule of Human Rights Week activities from the UI Office of Campus Programs and Student Activities Center:

Sunday, Jan. 19
10:30 a.m.. -- Service commemorating Dr. King, Old Brick at 20 E. Market Street..
Sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministry.

7 p.m. -- Community Interfaith Service, First Methodist Church at Jefferson
and Dubuque Streets. Sponsored by the Consultation
of Religious Communities.

"Get on the Bus," a Spike Lee film, will be shown in Room
W10 of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building.
Sponsored by the department of residence services.

Monday, Jan. 20
Noon -- Art exhibit opens in the North and South rooms of the Iowa
to 7 p.m. Memorial Union. Co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Council. Exhibit
runs through Friday, Jan 24.

7 p.m. -- Community Convocation in the Main Lounge of the IMU with
keynote speaker Philip G. Hubbard, vice president emeritus.
A reception will follow in the East Lobby of the IMU.

Wednesday, Jan. 22
Noon -- "Economic Justice and Welfare Reform: Can We Keep the
Dream Alive?" This discussion will be in Room 301 of North
Hall. Sponsored by the School of Social Work.

4 to 6 p.m. -- UI Human Rights Committee Forum in the Lucas-Dodge Room of
the IMU. Sponsored by the UI Human Rights Committee.

7:30 p.m. -- Lecture, "Suffer the Children: The Role of Students
in the Civil Rights Movement," by Taylor Branch
in the Main Lounge of the IMU. Sponsored by the UI Lecture

Thursday, Jan. 23
1 to 2 p.m. -- Lecture by Nancy Hauserman on diversity in Room S401
of the PBAB. Sponsored by the Facilities Services Group.

3 to 5 p.m. -- Affirmative action panel discussion in the Terrace Room
of the IMU. Sponsored by the Office of Affirmative Action,
UI Committee on Diversity, and Opportunity at Iowa.

7:30 p.m. -- Mandy Carter lecture, "Interlocking Oppressions in
the 90's," in Clapp Recital Hall. Sponsored by the UI
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Staff and Faculty Association.