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MLK Week 2023

Please join the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee’s celebration

Monday January 16 UI Day of Service… “observing a day of reflection and service”  ACB CHARITY DRIVE

  • Please check out the five charities listed BELOW so you can designate which one you would like to receive your donation

Tuesday January 17

  • 2:00-3:00 PM “Professor”-Celebration of and Judaism lecture by renowned UI Religious Studies emeritus professor Dr. Jay Holstein MacEwen Rm./Zoom https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99515465641
  • 6:30 PM-free screening of the film “Selma” presented by FilmScene at The Chauncey theater… click 6:30 to RSVP

Wednesday January 18

  • 12:00-1:00 - MLK Human Rights Week Distinguished Lecture “Innovative Pathways to Indigenous Health Equity” Prem Sahai Aud. 1110A MERF RSVP here
  • Donald Warne, MD, MPH, co-director of Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health
  • NOTE: a reception will follow the lecture in the Robillard Atrium from 1 to 2 p.m.

Thursday January 19

  • 12:00-1:00  PM-Internal Med. Grand Rounds “Health Inequities, Barriers, and Challenges Experienced by People in Larger Bodies” Katie Robinson, MD, PhD Med Alumni Aud. (Elevator B, Level 3)
  • 7:00 PM-FilmScene is sponsoring a screening of “Within Our Gates” at the Chauncey Theater …please see Denise Jurca for tickets
  • FYI: The film is the earliest surviving film by an African American director, Oscar Micheaux who directed the film in 1920.

Friday January 20

  • 2:00-4:00 MacEwen Conf. Rm/  Zoom https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99515465641
  • Crip Camp…A groundbreaking summer camp for teens with disabilities proves so inspiring that a group of its alumni join the radical disability rights movement to advocate for historic legislation changes.
  • Afternoon snacks will be provided!

Monday January 16 UI Day of Service… “observing a day of reflection and service”

  • Clean out your pantry, your closets, your office, your drawers, your bookcases, your garage…because we’re in need of almost everything!
  • ACB has lined up the following donation sites to “ensure your unwanted goods are going to those who will get the maximum amount of benefit from them.” Please bring your donations in to the ACB admin office suite OR let Kathy Andersen know by e-mail (kathleen-andersen@uiowa.edu) and she is more than happy to drive to your house for pick-up! We will collect your donations until March 1.  The following is a list of companies and what they take…
  1. Dress for Success - What they do: Dress for Success provides clothes and resources to empower women facing poverty to find jobs and thrive in the workforce. What they take: Women’s suits and other professional women’s attire.
  2. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - What they do: In partnership with Cellular Recyclar, NCADV receives a portion of funds from the sale of refurbished electronics to support victims and survivors of domestic violenceWhat they take: Used cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, video game systems, MP3 players and any related chargers and accessories.
  3. Soles 4 Souls - What they do: Soles 4 Souls provides shoes to people living in poverty and helps with disaster relief efforts. They also help create entrepreneurship opportunities for people in need. What they take: Gently worn shoes and clothing.
  4. Lions Club International Foundation - What they do: Lions Club provides prescription eyewear and hearing aids to those without access to care.What they take: Eyeglasses and hearing aids in gently used condition as well as unopened contact lenses.
  5. Operation Paperback-What they do: Operation Paperback provides books for American troops overseas, as well as veterans and military families in the United States. What they take: Gently used books. Operation Paperback will provide you with addresses to send to so you can personalize your shipments if you wish.