Center for Multicultural Education
Prof. Marjorie Cohn, author of The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse (2011) and Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent (2009), will be speak on the problems of torture and the role it plays in destroying the possibility of world community. Cohn is professor of law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild. She lectures throughout the world on international human rights and U.S. foreign policy.
UNI Proud will host a discussion of current events that affect the queer and transgender community. Bring news articles or opinions to share with the group.
The Black Student Union will take a group of students to volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club in Waterloo.
Experience various scenes of oppression of a variety of ethnic groups.
Participate in a vow of silence to acknowledge and honor those who fought against segregation and racism. If you have a button.....sshh! It's only two hours, can you do it?
The Center for Multicultural Education will host comedian Preacher Moss on the "End of Racism" Comedy Tour.
The Black Fraternities and Sororities, better known as the Divine 9, will present the history of their organizations and tear up the stage! They will show you how to stomp the yard!
Attend open mic night and perform your talent, whatever it is. Host for the night is poet Nicole Lyricc, who recently published a book Words Transform.
Enjoy a night of fashion from New York City; this night of East Coast flavor will feature Nicole Lyricc, originally from Waterloo, Iowa, who is a fashion designer and wardrobe stylist in New York City. The fashion show will be co-hosted by MTV's Making the Band member of Day 26, Que, who will also do a special performance.
The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring a video conference featuring Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles Ducommon professor of education at Stanford University and co-director of the School Redesign Network. She will discuss the Waterloo and Cedar Falls school districts. Darling-Hammond is one of education’s most powerful and provocative voices. In The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future, she beseeches those who care about education to wake up to the reality we truly are a “nation at risk.” For more information, visit www.uni.edu/cme.