2018 UI Health Care Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Week

In a memorable 1967 speech, Martin Luther King Jr. asked an important question of American society: Where do we go from here? 

Fifty years later, the question remains.

Join us in celebrating Dr. King’s legacy, and continuing to pursue meaningful answers to important questions.

Angela Rye, Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, CNN Political Commentator, and NPR Political Analyst, will be our guest speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture, giving her insight into the question, “Where do we go from here?” Her lecture begins at noon Thursday, Jan. 18 in the Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 MERF.

All week long you can participate in the book drive for the Patient Library, buy socks for the Warm the Sole Sock Drive, take the CultureVision scavenger hunt challenge, and support the DeGowin Blood Center with a donation. You can also sample international foods and listen to a variety of great music from all over the world. Watch Noon News each day for that day’s activities.

Monday, Jan. 15

Visit mlk.uiowa.edu for more information about the Day of Service and other University of Iowa events.

UI MLK Day of Service (university holiday)

The UI Day of Service events will include a variety of volunteer opportunities. Meet at the Iowa Memorial Union from 8 to 8:30 to learn where you’ll be making a difference.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Nursing Grand Rounds: "Addressing Microaggression in the Clinical Setting"

  • Presenter: Denise A. Martinez, MD, Assistant Dean of Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives, Associate Professor, Family Medicine
  • Noon to 1 p.m., W417 A/B, GH (Elevator BW, Level 4)
  • Sponsored by UI Health Care Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care and Staff Nurse Council

International cuisine: Kosovo

  • 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fountain Dining Room (Elevator C, Level 1)
  • Menu: burek meso and pita tikva

Wednesday, Jan. 17

International cuisine: Ethiopia

  • 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fountain Dining Room (Elevator C, Level 1)
  • Menu: sega sambusa and atiklte sambusa

Thursday, Jan. 18

UI Health Care Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Lecture

  • Angela Rye, Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, CNN Political Commentator, and NPR Political Analyst presents “Where do we go from here?”
  • Noon to 1 p.m., Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 MERF

International cuisine: Indonesia

  • 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Atrium Dining Room (Elevator D, Level 7)
  • Menu: nasi goreng, achar, and sate ayam

Friday, Jan. 19

International cuisine: India

  • 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Atrium Dining Room (Elevator D, Level 7)
  • Menu: paneer kadhi, naan, biryani, raita, and gulab jamun
Date: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018