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Feb. 28, 2007

Careers For Change Homelessness Panel Rescheduled For March 6

Homelessness and affordable housing will be the subject of the rescheduled opening forum in the Careers for Change speaker series, sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. The panel presentation, "Housing and Homelessness: Problems and Possibilities," will feature three activists and non-profit leaders from Iowa City and Des Moines at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in the International Commons, Room 1117, of the University Capitol Centre, located in the Old Capitol Town Center.

This event was originally scheduled for Feb. 13, but was postponed because of inclement weather.

Careers for Change is a semester-long series of informal presentations by professionals in diverse fields. Although the program is designed to help undergraduates learn more about careers in social justice and human rights, the series is free and open to UI faculty, staff and the public.

For more information on this event or special accommodations to attend, contact the UI Center for Human Rights at 319-335-3900 or

For a full listing of topics and dates: visit:

Founded in 1999, the center is a direct outgrowth of Global Focus: Human Rights '98, the yearlong UI commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of Dec. 10, 1948. Initiated by a multidisciplinary group of faculty, the center's mission is to support the promotion and protection of human rights at home and abroad by providing leadership in human rights research, education, and public service to the UI, its surrounding community, the state of Iowa and beyond.

The UI Center for Human Rights is part of International Programs, which enables University of Iowa students, faculty, staff and the public to learn from and about the world. Its offices, degree programs and events provide life-changing opportunities on campus and abroad, heighten intellectual and cultural diversity and give all University constituents access to vital international knowledge. For more information, visit or call 319-353-2700. International Programs is part of the Office of the Provost.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Joe Nugent, 319-335-2026,; Program: Amy Weismann, 319-335-0483,; Writer: Jeffrey Block.