‘Teach-In’ on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Upper Iowa University will host the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Teach-In on the Fayette campus Monday, Jan. 18. In honor of the late civil rights leader, the day-long event features five presentations dedicated to examining past and ongoing social injustices. In addition, artwork created by UIU students and featuring Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy will be on display.

The public is invited to join UIU students, faculty and staff in attending any or all Teach-In presentations. The scheduled presentations, which will be held in the UIU Student Center ballrooms, are as follows:

  • 8 a.m. ­­- Dr. Matt Foy, UIU assistant professor of communication, and UIU communication students, “A People’s History of the Civil Rights Movement”
  • 9:25 a.m. – Antonio Thomas, a youth counselor from Chicago, Ill.; Dr. Barb Ehlers, UIU assistant professor of education, and UIU elementary language arts education students, “Blurred Lines: It’s More Than a Job” and “Martin’s Big Words”
  • 10:50 a.m. – Dr. Kata McCarville, UIU associate professor of geosciences, and introduction to environmental science students, “Garbage Wars: Environmental Justice & Environmental Racism”
  • 12:50 p.m. – S. Mackenzie Glander-Dolo, Ph.D., UIU assistant professor of psychology, “Peaceful Protests 101”
  • 2:15 p.m. – Redmond Humphrey, UIU assistant professor of business, “Moral Courage”

For additional information, contact Amy Tucker, UIU director of academic success, at 563-425-5264 or tuckera@uiu.edu.

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