CONTACT: TOM SNEE
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Jan. 17, 2003
UI sets events for Human Rights Week, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The UI Office of Student Life is coordinating a series of events to commemorate
Human Rights Week and Martin Luther King Jr.s birthday from Jan. 19-28.
All events are free and open to the public.
Sunday, Jan. 19.
Worship and celebration honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.s life and
work. 7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 310 N. Johnson St., Iowa City. An interfaith
service featuring a keynote address from Charlotte Westerhaus, director of
the UI Office of Affirmative Action.
Monday, Jan. 20
Community Convocation. 7 p.m., 2nd Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union.
Tuesday, Jan. 21
Educate Yourself About Diabetes. 6:30 p.m., Afro-American Cultural Center,
303 Melrose Ave.
NCCJ (what does this mean?) 18th Annual MLK Holiday Forums: From Dreams to
Action: What Would Dr. King Do? 7 p.m., Buchanan Auditorium, Pappajohn Business
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Celebrating Our DiversityA Cultural Awareness Event. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
East Room Roy J. Carver Pavilion #8008, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Choice Dinner and 30th Anniversary Celebration of Roe v. Wade. 6 p.m., second
floor ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union. The events guest speaker is Judy
Norsigian, executive director of the Bostons Womens Health Book
Collective and one of the co-editors of the original Our Bodies, Ourselves.Graffiti
Theatre will also perform.
Centers of Activism: The Cultural Center Movement on the UI Campus, 1971-Present.
7 p.m., Indiana Room, Iowa Memorial Room. An examination of the three-decade
history of Womens Resource Action Center and the Cultural Centers at
Thursday, Jan. 23
Baby shower for the Storks Nest. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ground floor, Iowa
Memorial Union. Please donate diapers, formula and money.
Resource Fair: Greater Awareness of Current Health Disparities and Human
Rights Issues. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Rm. 226, College of Pharmacy.
Blacks and Jews in Conversation, 7 p.m., Dodge Room, Iowa Memorial Union.
A pair of black and Jewish senior judges of the New York State Supreme and
appellate courts will engage students in an honest and far-reaching discussion
Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word. 7:30 p.m.,
Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union. Author and Harvard law professor Randall
Kelly discuss the history and cultural impact of the most offensive racial
Friday, Jan. 24
Reducing Language Barriers for the Dental Patient. Noon, N212 (Oral B Seminar
Room), Dental Science Building.
The Third Annual Dept. of Mathematics-Iowa AGEP Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
3:30 p.m., Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union.
The Fighting Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. & Malcolm X, a lecture
and discussion. 6:30 p.m., Indiana Room, Iowa Memorial Union.
Uncolor, Performed by the local artists of Graffiti Theatre. 7:30 p.m., Wheelroom,
Iowa Memorial Union. An original performance that explores issues of racism
and immigration where audience members translate images and stories from real
Urban Bush Women, Shadows Child. 8 p.m., Hancher Auditorium.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Embargoed Lives: The Iraq I Know. 7:30 p.m., Terrace Room, Iowa Memorial
Union. A lecture by Barbara Nimri Aziz, Ph. D, an anthropologist, writer,
and broadcaster. A discussion will follow.