CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0552; fax (319) 335-0558
Release: April 10, 2000
University, community members are invited to Walk the Walk
rally April 11
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Members of the University of Iowa and local community
are invited to participate in a "Walk the Walk" rally on Tuesday,
April 11 to support students, faculty and staff at the UI College of Dentistry
who have been subject to threatening and racist e-mails. Participants will
gather at 11:45 a.m. on the lawn west of Old Capitol and then walk to the
Dental Science Building for a celebration of diversity.
Members of graduate students in the UI department of anthropology, the UI
Student Government, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, and students
in the College of Dentistry are organizing "Walk the Walk."
"We invite other student groups and people from our entire community
to participate," said Jacqueline Comito, an anthropology graduate student.
"Participants are welcome to bring signs of support, but mostly we encourage
people to participate. We appreciate people who are willing to talk the talk
when it comes to celebrating diversity, but on this day we also want to walk
For more information, call Comito at (319) 466-1665.