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October 28, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

Ain't I A Woman: My Journey To Womanhood

Laverne Cox


  • Location: Online

Emmy-nominated actress, documentary film producer and prominent equal rights advocate, Laverne Cox, continues to make history in her career and significant strides in her activism....

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Support provided by: University Student Government, Pride Alliance Center, Office of Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement (MISSE); Afro-American Cultural Center

November 9, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

Addressing Racial Health Disparities In America

Patrice Harris


  • Location: Online

Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was the 174th president of the American Medical Association, and the organization’s first African-American woman to hold thi...

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In partnership with: Carver College of Medicine Chapter of AMA-IMS

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For more than 30 years, The University of Iowa Lecture Committee has brought some of the world's great thinkers to the University of Iowa campus. Speakers have included an impressive roster of national and international figures in science, politics, business, human rights, law, and the arts. Each year the University hosts from 6 to 10 thought-provoking lectures. These events help enrich Iowa's academic environment and enhance its reputation as a prestigious Big Ten university.

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