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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 the conference, "The Future of Black Iowa," to be held on March 31 and April 1 2017.

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Times and locations:
March 31, 8:30am-6 pm, Iowa City Public Library
April 1, 8:30am-6 pm, 2520 University Capitol Centre

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

CONFERENCE MATERIALS AND READING

Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY March 31 Iowa City Public Library 8:30am-5pm

8:30am Coffee
 
8:45-9:00am    Conference Welcome.  Dean Adrien K. Wing, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs UI College of Law, UI Center for Human Rights Director, Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law.
 
9:00-10:00am  Keynote. "The American Health Care Act: is the Future Bright?" Professor Keith D. Carter, M.D., Chairman and Head, Department of Ophthalmology, UI Carver College of Medicine.
 
10:15-11:45am  Keynote. “Black Iowans and Medicine: Striving for Inclusive Excellence.”  Dean  Sherree A. Wilson, PhD,  Associate Dean for Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives, UI Carver College of Medicine.
 
11:45am-1:00pm  Networking Lunch provided.
 
1-2:30pm  Keynote. "African Americans at the University of Iowa: Seeking Excellence with an Oyster Knife." Professor Lena M. Hill, PhD,  UI Associate Professor of English and African American Studies and Senior Associate to the President.
 
2:30-4:00pm  Session I.  Elementary and Secondary Education.  Facilitators:  Dr. Willie Barney, Executive Director of Supplemental Services Special Education, Waterloo Community School District;  Kingsley Botchway, Esq., Director of Equity & Engagement, Iowa City Community School District;  LaTasha DeLoach, Community Projects Specialist, Johnson County Social Services, Vice President  Iowa City Community School Board.
 
4:15-5:45pm  Session II.  Intersectionality of Physical and Mental Health.    Facilitator: Taimyr Strachan, Graduate Research Assistant, UI College of Education, Couple and Family Therapy.
 
After 5.45pm: informal  gathering

SATURDAY  April 1 University Capitol Center rm 2520  8:30am-4:30pm

 8:30am Coffee   

 9:00-10:30am  Session III. University Level Education. Facilitator: Georgina Dodge, PhD, UI Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer.

10:45am-12:15pm Keynote. “Diversity, Privilege, Leadership & Iowa: Are We Ready?”
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., PhD,   Founder America & Moore, LLC.   

12:15-1:30pm  lunch

1:30-2:45pm  Session IV. Gender Issues in Health.   Facilitator:  Dr. Denise A. Martinez, MD,
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Assistant Dean, Office of Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives, UI Carver College of Medicine.

3-4:30pm   Session V. FINAL PLENARY—creation of an action plan
 
After 4:30pm  informal  gathering

Conference sponsors:  The African American Council, the Black Student Union, the Black Law Student Association, the City of Iowa City, the UI Society of Black and Professional Students, UI Public Policy Center, UI Center for Human Rights (UICHR), and the University of Iowa Chief Diversity Office

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa- sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kat Litchfield at kathrina-litchfield@uiowa.edu.