Panel discussion on local issues related to hunger. Panelists include Barbara Grant from Operation Threshold, Karen Erickson from the N.E. Iowa Food Bank and Kamyar Enshayan, Center for Energy and Environmental Education.
Center for Multicultural Education
The Price of Sugar highlights the struggle taking place in the Dominican Republic involving the human rights of Haitian immigrants and the production of sugar. Conditions on these sugar plantations are poor; the politics are fiercely adversarial. The United States consumes a large portion of the sugar produced. This film helps us identify who is responsible for ending this debacle.
Angela Davis, civil and women's rights icon, will deliver a lecture titled "Finding Your Way: Organizing for Social Change and Human Rights." Davis is also the keynote speaker for the Annual Conference on Human Rights, sponsored by the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights. Davis will sit on a panel discussing her lecture and what lies ahead for young and older activists on Friday, Nov. 8.
Showing of the film "Vocabulary of Change" in which social-justice-activist scholars Angela Davis and Tim Wise engage in an unrehearsed conversation about global affairs and the intersectionality of race, class, sex, gender, war and peace. The film runs for approximately 78 minutes, followed by a discussion.
Showing of the film Vocabulary of Change that captures an unrehearsed conversation with social-justice-activist scholars Angela Davis and Tim Wise, hosted by Rose Aguilar. The film takes about 78 minutes and will be followed by a brief discussion.
The Black Student Union is hosting a date auction for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds benefit Splash of Color, a breast cancer support group that assists survivors in Waterloo with necessary resources and support.
Staceyann Chin is the recipient of the 2007 Power of the Voice Award from the Human Rights Campaign, the 2008 Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality, the 2008 Honors from the Lesbian AIDS Project and the 2009 New York State Senate Award. She unapolegetically identifies as Caribbean and Black, Asian and lesbian, woman and resident of New York. A proud Jamaican National, Staceyann's voice was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, where she spoke candidly about her experiences growing up on the island and the dire consequences of her coming-out there.
Dr. Ronald Sider, Distinguished Professor at Palmer Theological Seminary and author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, will address the persistence of hunger in this country and in the world and what can and should be done about it.
Hunger for Change demonstrates the marketing deception found in weight loss programs. It exposes the truth and chicanery surrounding dieting and the pervasiveness of sugar. Consequently, such approaches ensure the continuance of the weight loss industry despite the resultant lack of quality health among consumers.
This two-day conference is offered to Cedar Valley professionals and community members and includes Black Hawk/Grundy Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence; Antioch Baptist Church; Faith Community; YWCA of Black Hawk County; Department of Corrections, First Judicial District; Peace and Justice Center of the Cedar Valley. Keynote presentations will be held on the UNI campus on Oct. 8, followed by a training day on Oct. 9 held in three locations in the Cedar Valley.