2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Human Rights Week: Full events list

The 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Human Rights Week is a collaborative effort between the University of Iowa, City of Iowa City, and several community organizations.

In an effort to “build bridges” this year, there is a robust week of programming for UI Health Care and the larger community. Join your colleagues and the community in this annual celebration of diversity and inclusion that occurs throughout the week of the national holiday (Monday, Jan. 20, 2020).

CultureVision Scavenger Hunt (Tuesday through Friday)

  • Visit CultureVision each day during Human Rights Week and search for the answers to the Scavenger Hunt questions. Those who answer all questions correctly will have a chance to be entered into a drawing for Bread Garden treats.
  • CultureVision can be accessed via The Point (under Top Links), The Loop (under Tools on the Employee Info page), clinical desktops, and at uiowa.edu/diversity (look for the CultureVision icon).

Monday, Jan. 20

UI Day of Service: “Let Us Build Bridges Rather Than Barriers”

Day of Service in Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Registration to participate in this event is officially open on the United Way’s Volunteer website.
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20
  • Mercer Park, 2701 Bradford Dr

Tuesday, Jan. 21

International Cuisine: India

  • UI Hospitals & Clinics, Fountain Dining Room (Elevator C, Level 1)
  • 11 a.m. until supplies last
  • Chicken tikka masala, saffron rice, naan bread

Nursing Grand Rounds

  • “Implicit Bias”
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21
  • Speakers: David Moser, PhD, ABPP, and Monique Galpin
  • UI Hospitals & Clinics, W417 General Hospital (Elevator B, Level 4)

Wednesday, Jan. 22

International Cuisine: Mexico

  • UI Hospitals & Clinics, Fountain Dining Room (Elevator C, Level 1)
  • 11 a.m. until supplies last
  • Beef tamale, Spanish rice, salsa

UI DeGowin Blood Center blood donations

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing, Lower Level Conference Room
  • Make a blood donation appointment online or call 319-356-2058
  • Successful donors will receive a thank-you gift

MLK Human Rights Week Distinguished Lecture

  • Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, dean of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • College of Medicine, Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 MERF

MLK Distinguished Lecture Reception

  • 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • College of Medicine, Robillard Atrium, MERF

Annual update on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Montserrat Fuentes, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost
  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge

Free movie and discussion: “Selma”

  • 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • FilmScene at The Chauncey, 404 E College Street, Iowa City

Thursday, Jan. 23

International Cuisine: Turkey

  • Atrium Dining Room (Elevator D, Level 7)
  • 11 a.m. until supplies last
  • Imam bayildi bake, kofte with pita, yogurt-marinated chicken, rice pilaf

“Pre-Faculty Development: A Critical Factor in Diversifying Academic Medicine”

  • J.P. Sanchez, MD
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Medical Alumni Auditorium, E331 GH (Elevator BE, Level 3)

MLK Celebration of Human Rights Week Keynote

  • Anita Hill: “From Social Movement to Social Impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment”
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge

Friday, Jan. 24

International Cuisine: Italy

  • Atrium Dining Room (Elevator D, Level 7)
  • 11 a.m. until supplies last
  • Margherita flatbread, pesto, portobella and chicken flatbread, prosciutto, sun-dried tomato and mozzarella sandwich

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  • Speaker: Mario Mendoza, MD, MS
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24
  • UI Hospitals & Clinics, Medical Alumni Auditorium, E331 GH (Elevator BE, Level 3)

Visit mlk.uiowa.edu for more details and community events throughout the week.

 

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