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Action for Africa Fundraising Meal at St. Thomas More Featured Image

Action for Africa Fundraising Meal at St. Thomas More

by Caitlin Chenus | July 17, 2017

Please join us for a meal of fine African cuisine, prepared by Action for Africa's founder Veve N'Duhirahe, and learn more about the non-profit's organization.Proceeds will fund Action for Africa's mission of providing medical supplies to war-torn re... Read more

UICHR Announces OCOB Selection for 2017

by Kelsey McGinnis | July 17, 2017 | News | Tagged: OCOB

The UICHR is pleased to announce that its 2017 selection for its One Community, One Book program is The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson. Journalist G. Willow Wilson, a white woman born in Color... Read more

The Role of Transformative Education in Successful Reentry: A Community Discussion

by Kathrina Litchfield | July 16, 2017

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights is pleased to host a conference and community forum on access to education and employment opportunities for Iowa's incarcerated men and women.THE ROLE OF TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION IN SUCCESSFUL REENTRYFri... Read more

UICHR sends off eight Cmiel interns

by Kelsey McGinnis | June 08, 2017

The UICHR is pleased to be sponsoring eight Cmiel interns during the summer of 2017. The interns will be doing exciting, meaningful work around the globe throughout the summer and will return to campus in the fall to report on their experiences. See ... Read more

Harriet Levin Millan will read at Prairie Lights

by Kathrina Litchfield | April 26, 2017

Harriet Levin Millan will read from her new book, How Fast Can You Run: a novel based on the life of Michael Majok Kuch on May 8 at 7pm. Five-year-old Majok fled his village when the government in the North of Sudan ordered attacks against the Sou... Read more

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1984 in 2017: A Symposium

February 14, 2017

 1984 in 2017: A SymposiumApril 14,Friday, 10am-6pmIowa City Public Library, Room AAND8pm-10pmPublic Space One  After Kellyanne Conway coined the phrase “alternative facts” in January, Orwell’s novel shot to the top of the Amazon bestseller list, and... Read more

Conference: "The Future of Black Iowa"

by Kelsey McGinnis | February 14, 2017

UICHR, the African American Council, the Black Student Union, the Black Student Law Association, the City of Iowa City, the Society of Black and Professional Students at UIowa, and the University of Iowa Chief Diversity Office are pleased to announce... Read more

A timely lecture and new book from Brian Farrell

by Kelsey McGinnis | February 09, 2017

UICHR Associate Director, Brian Farrell, delivered a lecture on February 2nd in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Building in Iowa City. The lecture, "Against the Winds of Tyranny," was given on the subject of Farrell's new book, Habeas Corpus in... Read more

"Working for Human Rights at Home and Abroad": UICHR presents a panel on student experiences and funding opportunities

by Kelsey McGinnis | January 06, 2017

The UICHR invites you to join us for a panel presentation and information session about the Cmiel Internship program. Attendees will hear from former Cmiel interns and have the opportunity to ask about the application process and internship placement... Read more

Human Rights Index #47 – Children in Armed Conflict

by Kelsey McGinnis | December 09, 2016

Human Rights Index #47– Children in Armed ConflictPrepared by The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)*Some dubbed 2015 a “year of fear” for children due to the dismal state of children’s human rights, and in particular the impact of ar... Read more