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Human Rights Awareness Week Events at Clarke

posted on January 17, 2006

 A variety of events will be held on the Clarke College campus in recognition of Human Rights Awareness Week from January 22-27. The weeks events are sponsored by the Clarke College Campus Ministry Office, Human Rights Awareness Group (HRAG), and the Multicultural Student Services Office.

Events during the week include:

A special prayer service will open Human Rights Awareness Week at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, in Sacred Heart Chapel on the Clarke campus. At this time, a special “Human Rights Art Show” will also begin. The exhibit is being presented by campus ministry office to commemorate Martin Luther King, raise awareness of human rights issues and to highlight Catholic Social Teaching.

The exhibit will be presented in the Atrium Conference Room on the Clarke campus through Wednesday, January 25. The focus is on human rights around the world and the people committed to ensuring and promoting human rights for all. Members of the Dubuque community are invited to contribute relevant artwork to the exhibit. Artwork for the exhibit can be dropped off in Clarke’s Atrium Conference Room by 5 p.m. on Sunday.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the film “Crash” will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Gallagher Lounge of Clarke’s Student Activity Center. “Crash” portrays how the stereotypes society has created for people of different backgrounds affect their judgment, beliefs and actions. The film will be followed by a discussion.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, the film “Redemption” will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Spittler Multicultural Center. The film will be followed by a discussion. In the film, Jamie Foxx plays Stan “Tookie” Williams, the founder of the notorious L.A. street gang called the Crips, later nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his anti-gang efforts.

Throughout the week, human rights materials will be available in front of the Sacred Heart Chapel and in Clarke’s Stoltz Student Life Wing.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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