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Christine Seyboe Tour Lecture

Join us over the lunch hour to hear the triumphant story of Christine Seyboe Tour. Listen to her journey as a refugee during the Liberian Civil War, when she started her own beauty salon in Ghana and began to rescue women off the city streets to teach them cosmetology skills. After returning to Liberia a few years after the war, she transferred her business and institute back home—continuing to reach out to women in need. As a result, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative recognized her in 2010 for giving back to her community and country.

Film and Discussion: "Soul Food Junkies"

The subtext of the movie, Soul Food, is about the fatal illness of a family’s matriarch because of the food she was eating. Soul Food Junkies recognizes not only the politics within the food industry but also its challenges of both the obvious and the subtle ones. Whereas Byron Hurt lifts up the traditions of soul food, he explores the negative effects that the food industry has on those who are poor, exploited, and marginalized by limited food options, especially persons of color.

Darwin Week 2014

Darwin Week is an annual event sponsored by the UNI Freethinkers & Inquirers to promote critical thinking and reason. Faculty speakers will present at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 10 and 12; and at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 13. Keynote lectures are at 7 p.m. each evening. Topics are: skepticism, science, activism and sexuality. Visit for more information.

MLK Day Guest Lecture: Marcia Riggs

Marcia Y. Riggs, lecturer, author and researcher, will deliver a lecture in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Riggs is the J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Theology Master’s Program at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. Her passion is studying the relationship between social oppression and socio-religious ethical praxis, and ethical discourse that bridges the gap between womanist religious scholarship and the church’s practice of ministry.

Darwin Week 2012

Darwin Week is a weeklong celebration of science and critical thought in honor of Charles Darwin's birthday. It will include four days of talks with faculty speakers during the day and a keynote each night at 7:00 pm. The themes for each day include Skepticism, Sexuality, Diversity, and Origins. All events are free and open to the public. 


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