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At 12:30 PM on Saturday October 13th, all Iowans are invited to gather to participate in Abraham’s Walk #2 to bring awareness & raise funds for service organizations whose programs are vital to meeting the diverse needs of our community. This event, co-sponsored by Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, the UI Center for Human Rights, and the Iowa UNA, builds on the success of the first Abraham’s Walk which took place in January 2017.

Why now? This year marks the 70th anniversary of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, many in our community still face intolerable challenges. Participants of the event will take steps to ensure members of Iowa City's diverse population not only feel welcome here, but enjoy their human rights to safe refuge, a living wage, affordable housing, health care, and food all within a life supporting environment.

Event Summary. Participants will meet at Big Grove Brewery for an opening rally where service organization representatives will be available to talk about the role and status of several Iowa City service organizations. Then they will walk along a 2-mile route with stops at local service organizations where representatives will talk with walkers about the importance of the vital services they provide to our community. Walking and talking together, walkers will recognize these service providers and determine ways each of us can assist them in raising their profile and support in the wider community.  A small token of appreciation will be shared at each site.

Timeline

12:30 PM Meetup Rally – Big Grove Brewery 1225 S. Gilbert Iowa City
1:30 PM Stop #1 – Center for Worker Justice 940 S. Gilbert Ct.
2:00 PM Stop #2 – Crisis Center/Food Bank 1121 Gilbert Ct.
2:30 PM Stop #3 – Mayor's Youth Empowerment Program 407 Highland Ct.
3:00 PM Stop #4 – Shelter House 429 Southgate Ave.
3:30 PM Stop #5 – Sudanese Community Center 536 Southgate Ave.
4:00 PM End of walk

For More Information: 

Contact Maureen McCue info@psriowa.org or Greg Hamot gregory-hamot@uiowa.edu