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Jan. 22, 2009

UI Martin Luther King Celebration of Human Rights continues

The University of Iowa's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Human Rights moves into its second week with several lectures and discussions scheduled across campus during the week of Monday, Jan. 26.

Selected activities of the celebration include:

Tuesday, Jan. 27:

--"Iran: Its Culture and People," from noon to 1 p.m., Room S724 GH, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
--"The Asian American Dream," 6-8 p.m., Asian Pacific American Cultural Center.
--"The Feminization of Poverty and Women's Human Rights," 7 p.m., Iowa City Public Library.

Wednesday, Jan. 28:

--"Fierce Conversations - Engaging Dialogue," 7 p.m., Room 335, Iowa Memorial Union.

Thursday, Jan. 29:

--"Journeys of Hope: Perspectives of UI Diverse Alumni," 2:30-4:30 p.m., Room W401, John Pappajohn Business Building.

Friday, Jan. 30:

--"Bridging Diversity on Conflict Situations"; 1-3 p.m., Room 257, Iowa Memorial Union.

In addition, the celebration will include several more events scheduled though Wednesday Feb. 4. For a complete and updated listing of all Human Rights Week events visit All events are free and open to the public.

The MLK Human Rights Celebration is organized by the UI Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Human Rights Planning Committee. Sponsors include the UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment, City of Iowa City-Office of Human Rights, UI Civic Engagement Program, Ethnic Inclusion Effort for Iowa Engineering, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Iowa Memorial Union, UI Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity and Diversity, UI Office of Student Life, UI Office of the Vice President for Student Services, UI Health Care, and UI Student Government.

For more information contact Katherine Betts at 319-335-3059.

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Katherine Betts, Office of Student Life, 319-335-3059; George McCrory, University News Services, 319-384-0012,; Writer: Megan McIntyre