During the spring 2022 semester the College of Law, the UI Center for Human Rights, and various co-sponsors welcomes three virtual events to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month. Information is below for each event and also located on the UI Event Calendar.

poster for mlk and blm

Friday, January 21 at 12:45pm - Camille deJorna and Steff Reed

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the College of Law, the UI Center for Human Rights, BLSA, and the Law DEI Committee welcomes Camille deJorna and her son Steff Reed for a special virtual lecture on January 21 at 12:45 PM. 


MLK's Dream. Living our values: A conversation between a mother and son from the movement

Friday, January 21 from 12:45 pm - 1:45pm (CST)

Recording available: MLK's Dream: Living our Values - YouTube


Camille deJorna is deputy for legal education at the Law School Admission Council, who had previously served at the University of Iowa. She has spoken nationally and internationally on the subject of diversity and inclusion and recently was awarded the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of American Law Schools. Camille will be joined by her son, Steff Reed, who is a Musician, Educator, and Activist.


Monday, February 14 at 12:40pm - Clarence Otis

In celebration of Black History Month, the College of Law, UI Center for Human Rights, and the Tippie College of Business welcomes Clarence Otis for a special virtual lecture on February 14 from 12:40-1:40pm.

Clarence Otis is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Darden Restaurants, Inc., the largest company-owned and operated full-service restaurant company in the world. Mr. Otis serves as a board member with Verizon, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Travelers Companies, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.  He is a lifetime member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.


Becoming an Effective Leader... Especially When You're Black

Monday, February 14 from 12:40 pm - 1:40pm (CST)

Recording available at: https://youtu.be/Ph2drALsxgs


Monday, February 28 at 12:40pm - Evangeline Mitchell

In celebration of Black History Month, the College of Law and the UI Center for Human Rights welcomes Evangeline Mitchell for a special virtual screening of her Award-Winning Documentary Short "BECOMING BLACK LAWYERS" . Evangeline is a UI College of Law graduate and will follow the screening of her film with an open Q&A.

Join the event at: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/96756221905

All are welcome to attend; prior registration is not required.