University of Iowa News Release
Dec. 29, 2004
UI Sets Events For Human Rights Week, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The University of Iowa Office of Student Life is coordinating a series of events Jan. 12 to Feb. 10 commemorating Human Rights Week and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. All events are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Jan. 12
Saturday, Jan. 15
Sunday, Jan. 16
Monday, Jan. 17
Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Week Community Convocation & Official Kick-off. 4 p.m., Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union.
Tuesday, Jan. 18
Posters will be on display all week on the fourth floor of the Seamans Center for Engineering Arts & Sciences Building.
The Art of Human Rights: Creative Expression in the Fight for Freedom. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Iowa Room, Iowa Memorial Union. Readings and discussion on the role of artists in struggles for human rights.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
Injustice and Civil Unions - A Brown Bag Discussion. Noon, 332 North Hall.
Black Speaker Series. "Weight & Wellness: Challenging Myths," with Venise Berry, UI associate professor of journalism and mass communication. 6 p.m., Afro-American Cultural Center.
The Modernization of Torture and Slavery: A Human Rights Lecture by Ken Cmiel. 7 p.m., Iowa Room, Iowa Memorial Union
Thursday, Jan. 20
Safe Zone Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m., Penn State Room, Iowa Memorial Union.
Immigration Regulations and International Students: A Human Rights Issue? Noon to 1:30 p.m., River Room 1, Iowa Memorial Union. A brown-bag lunch discussion of the increasingly restrictive regulations which apply to international students in the United States and how they impact not only the students' academic options, but basic rights that many of us take for granted.
Film. "Hairspray," with civil rights discussion to follow. 9 p.m., Wheelroom, Iowa Memorial Union.
Friday, Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Celebration. 6 p.m., Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union. An evening in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a keynote speaker, a theatrical performance, music and poetry with some time left to meet and greet old and new friends.
6 p.m., Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union
Ethnic Potluck, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Afro-American Cultural Center. An opportunity for UI students to share and learn about each other's culture. Students typically pair up and cook a dish from their own background. A few short presentations are given during the evening.
Film. "Gandhi," 6 p.m., Asian Pacific American Cultural Center.
"Perceptions of Oppression," 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Latino Native American Cultural Center. A presentation of lyrical works in the form of literature, poetry, and music.
Video. "Hopes on the Horizon." 7 p.m., International Center Lounge. A video examining human rights and democracy in six countries in Africa in the 1990's.
Friday, Jan. 21 - Saturday, Jan. 22
Thursday, Jan. 27
Saturday, Jan. 29
Thursday, Feb. 10
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.
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