CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Iowa City, UI experts discuss women's rights as human rights March
13 on cable
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A panel discussion featuring Iowa City and University
of Iowa advocates for women's rights and human rights will be broadcast
at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 13 on Iowa City cable television (Channel 4).
The panel discussion is a community event being conducted as part of
"Global Focus: Human Rights '98," a UI and community initiative
to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.N.'s Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, and part of programming to mark March as International
Women's History Month.
Panelists will discus the Universal Declaration, women's human rights
issues relating to war and reproductive rights, and programming in the
Iowa City area on the connections between women's rights and human rights.
-- Marilyn Cohen, executive director of the Emma Goldman Center for
-- Monique DiCarlo, coordinator of the UI Women's Resource and Action
-- Dorothy Paul, executive director for programs, Iowa Division, United
-- Jael Silliman, assistant professor of women's studies at the UI.
The discussion will be moderated by Heather Shank, coordinator of the
Iowa City Human Rights Commission.
The panel discussion is sponsored by Global Focus: Human Rights '98;
Emma Goldman Clinic for Women; Human Rights Iowa City; Iowa City Human
Rights Commission; Iowa Division, United Nations-USA; and the UI Women's
Resource and Action Center.