CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 4, 2001
UI to host 5th Annual International Day Conference for students
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will host the 5th Annual International
Day Conference for middle and high school students Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the
Iowa Memorial Union.
The theme of this year's conference is international human rights of youth,
which is also the subject of the day's keynote speech by Dr. Margaret Stimmann
Branson, associate director of the Center for Civic Education in Calabasa,
Students and teachers from across Iowa are invited to take part in the free
event. During the conference, participants break into groups to discuss human
rights issues and develop plans for bringing what they learn back to their
schools and classrooms.
The conference is open to all middle and high school students and their
teachers, and lunch will be provided. Registration is required because there
is limited space.
For more information, educators may contact Margaret Evans in the UI College
of Education at (319) 335-6289, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.