University of Iowa News Release
Jan. 16, 2004
More Events Scheduled To Honor Martin Luther King
Several new events have been added to the University of Iowa's schedule
of events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. this month. The schedule of other
events can be found at http://www.uiowa.edu/%7Eevents/MLK-01-12-04.html.
Sunday Jan. 18
A remembrance of Mahmoud Taha. Richey Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union, 1 to
8 p.m. The UI Student Government, the Association of Peaceful New Islamic
Ideology, the UI Center for Human Rights, the Advisory Council of Pheasant
Ridge Neighborhood Center and the Sudanese Community Services Inc. host
an open house in remembrance of Sudanese scholar and Islamic reformer Mahmoud
Taha, who was executed by his country's Islamic fundamentalist government
in 1985. The event will include a display of Taha's publications, lectures
and pamphlets. The formal program begins at 5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 23
What Are You Doing For Others?" Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Second Floor Ballroom,
Iowa Memorial Union. King's work will be honored in a short play under the
direction of Professor Tisch Jones of the UI Theatre Department, songs The
Anointed Praise, and poems and readings from various students, staff and
faculty. Sponsored by the African American Council (AAC), Black Student Union
(BSU) and Black Graduate & Professional Students
Friday, Jan. 30
UI College of Education Diversity Committee MLK Diversity Research Poster
Symposium, Jones Commons, Lindquist Center, 12 to 2 p.m. The symposium
will showcase student research projects (at all stages) related to diversity.
Issues to be highlighted may include ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation,
religion, class differences, and special populations in education. The
keynote speaker is John-Paul Cardenas-Chaisson. Posters will be judged
by William Liu, Ph.D.; Laurie Taylor, Ph.D., Judith Brewer, with Phi Delta
Kappa awarding cash awards for the top three posters.
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