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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 21, 2005

Careers In Human Rights Series Continues Feb. 24

People interested in a career in human rights have the opportunity to talk to those involved firsthand through the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR) brown bag luncheon series, "Careers for Change." Sandra Sanchez, director of Project Voice, will discuss "Immigrants' Rights as Human Rights," at the next talk Thursday, Feb. 24, at noon in the Lucas Dodge Room of the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus.

Although the program is designed for undergraduates to learn more about progressive and human rights careers, the luncheons are free and open to the public.

Project Voice is a project of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and focuses on giving a voice to immigrant-led organizations. The group promotes an agenda for immigration policy and immigrants' rights in the national arena in order to help integrate immigrants and refugees into their new communities. AFSC provides service, development, social justice and peace programs around the globe.

For more information or special accommodations to attend any of these brown bag luncheon/lectures, contact the UICHR at 319-335-3900 or

To view the entire brown bag lecture series, visit and click on current events.

Founded in 1999, the UICHR is a direct outgrowth of Global Focus: Human Rights '98, the yearlong UI commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of Dec. 10, 1948. Initiated by a multidisciplinary group of faculty, the center's mission is to support the promotion and protection of human rights at home and abroad by providing leadership in human rights research, education, and public service to the UI, its surrounding community, the state of Iowa, and beyond.

The UICHR is affiliated with the UI International Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Program: Amy Weismann or Liz Crooks, 319-335-3900; Writer: Diana Brace