Sunday, 24 Feb 2019
This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.
Monday, 25 Feb 2019
"Daily Dialogue: Truth," a live storytelling event by the Iowa State Daily. Five students will share personal stories for Black History Month.
"Stand Up! Speak Up! Youth and the First Amendment." Mary Beth Tinker and John Tinker will discuss the significance of their historic Supreme Court case, especially in the current political climate. Mark Stringer, ACLU of Iowa Director, will moderate.
Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019
"White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk Racism," Robin DiAngelo, author of "White Fragility" and "Is Everyone Really Equal." DiAngelo has had a profound influence on the national discourse on race. She is affiliate faculty at the University of Washington College of Education. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019
A professional development opportunity for faculty, professional and merit staff. These sessions provide a structured environment to enhance your understanding and sensitivity to cultural differences. Many of the sessions will focus on providing tools to improve employee interactions and create inclusive workspaces. Registration (free) is requested.
"But You Don't Look Like You Have an Eating Disorder, and Other Avoidable Barriers to Recovery," Sarah Thompson, a writer, eating disorder recovery coach and consultant, will share stories from their own recovery after having an eating disorder for 18 years.
Friday, 01 Mar 2019
ISCORE is the university's local initiative designed to provide an ongoing platform of sharing and applying new knowledge through presentations and workshops. The conference supports the university's Mission to "create, share and apply knowledge ... and make Iowa and the world a better place." This year's keynote will be delivered by Vernon Wall, LeaderShape Inc., Washington, D.C. Registration (free) is requested.
Vernon Wall is a nationally known speaker in the areas of social justice and leadership styles and is one of the founders and facilitators of the Social Justice Training Institute.
"Law and Story: Reframing the National Conversation about Immigration," Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion, and Tom Miller, Iowa State Attorney General, will discuss both immigration laws and the current immigration narrative among academic, legal and religious communities.