What Are Your Rights? – A Conversation

Monday, 23 Jan 2017 at 7:00pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union
Opening remarks will be provided by ACLU of Iowa Legal Director Rita Bettis, and Corey Saylor, head of the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia. He is a national expert on countering Islamophobia and co-authored CAIR’s Islamophobia report, Confronting Fear. Then join us for a discussion of the constitutional and legal rights of Muslims. Students and others on campus are invited to share their own concerns, ask questions and help raise awareness about resources available on and off-campus during this uncertain post-election period. Clark Wolf, Iowa State professor in philosophy and political science and director of the Bioethics Program, will moderate the discussion.
No podcast will be available for this event.

Monday, 23 Jan 2017

Ames Community Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
6:00 PM – (Postponed from January 16) - Ames Middle School, 3915 Mortensen Road - Celebrate with song, story and birthday cake. An Ames tradition! Join us at 6:00 for cake and music, with an hourlong program beginning at 6:30. Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series

Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017

What Are the Legal Rights of Immigrants? - A Forum
6:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Join us for a panel discussion about the constitutional and legal rights of all immigrants living in Iowa. Panelists include Sonia Reyes-Snyder, Executive Officer from the Office of Latino Affairs/Iowa Department of Human Rights; Ann Naffier, an immigration attorney with Justice for Our Neighbors; Sandra Sanchez from the American Friends Service Committee; Sandra Zapata from One Iowa; and Rita Bettis with ACLU of Iowa. The discussion will cover immigrants’ rights, including undocumented residents and DACA students; how to address hate incidents; and the availability of on and off-campus resources. Students, faculty, staff and Ames community members are invited to attend, ask questions and share their concerns and resources.

Thursday, 26 Jan 2017

What Is Your Vocation? - A Panel Discussion
6:30 PM – 2019 Morrill Hall - Vo-ca-tion: A summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action. What is your vocation? How do you see yourself as an agent of goodness, truth, and beauty in the world, using your skills and passions for bringing about human flourishing? Join us for a panel discussion with three individuals who are working out their vocations for the common good: Ethan Brue, engineering professor and former R&D engineering leader for DuPont; Mark Osler, former federal prosecutor, legal scholar, and professor at St. Thomas Law School; and Jenny Jessup, mobilization specialist for English Language Institute-China.

Exercise and the Brain - Daniel Corcos
7:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Daniel Corcos, a professor at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine, is a motor systems neuroscientist who has made significant contributions to understanding how different brain regions control movement. Dr. Corcos will address how both resistance exercise and endurance exercise are important for improving brain health, and how exercise affects brain volume as well as other measures of brain structure and function in health and disease. He is currently studying how progressive resistance exercise improves the motor and non-motor systems of people with Parkinson’s disease, and how endurance exercise changes disease severity in Parkinson’s disease. 2016-17 Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair Lecture Series - Move for Life: The Health Benefits of Exercise Across the Lifespan

Rap, Race, Reality & Technology - Chuck D
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Chuck D is leader and co-founder of legendary rap group Public Enemy and is known for creating politically charged and socially conscious hip hop music. As a rapper, producer, author, and social activist, Chuck D delivers a powerful message about race, rage and inequality. He is a national spokesperson for Rock the Vote, the National Urban League, and the National Alliance for African American Athletes. He is also co-author of Fight the Power: Rap, Race, and Reality. Chuck D redefined rap music and hip hop culture with the release of Public Enemy's debut album, Yo Bum Rush The Show, in 1987. Public Enemy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Monday, 30 Jan 2017

A Deeper Black: Race in America - Ta-Nehisi Coates
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic and wrote the magazine’s recent cover story “My President Was Black,” a history of the first African American White House. He is the author of the bestselling book Between the World and Me, which is written in the form of a letter to his teenage son about the challenges he will face growing up black in America. Coates’s June 2014 cover story on slavery and race, "The Case for Reparations," won the George Polk Award for Commentary, and in 2015 he was named a MacArthur Fellow. He is also the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series Keynote Autographed copies of his book will be available for sale in lieu of a book signing.

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017

The World is All Around Us: An Interactive Session on Diversity - Lee Mun Wah
6:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Lee Mun Wah is a documentary filmmaker, author, educator and founder of Stirfry Seminars, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques. His popular interactive session focuses on what it takes to create a truly multicultural community. He is best known for his documentary The Color of Fear, the subject of a Oprah Winfrey special. His latest film, If These Halls Could Talk, focuses on college students and their dialogue about race and racism, and other diversity issues in higher education. Lee Mun Wah was a resource specialist and counselor in the San Francisco Unified School District for more than 25 years prior to founding Stirfry Seminars.

Thursday, 2 Feb 2017

Good for Business, Good for the Planet - Rick Ridgeway
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Rick Ridgeway is Vice President of Public Engagement at Patagonia, a maker of high-performance outerwear whose mission to protect and preserve the environment is at the core of its business operations. This year Patagonia pledged to donate every cent of its Black Friday profits - a total of $10 million - to grassroots environmental organizations. Ridgeway, one of the world’s foremost mountaineers, has held numerous leadership roles at Patagonia during his long history with the company. He is responsible for many of its key sustainability initiatives, including the Footprint Chronicles, designed to bring transparency to the supply chain; Worn Wear, which encourages reduced consumption through its repair-and-recycle program; and the Responsible Economy Campaign. Murray Bacon Center for Business Ethics Lecture