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March 28, 2007

Specialist To Discuss Careers In Civil Rights Field April 4

Students and community members interested in working in or learning about civil rights are invited to attend the Careers for Change presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the International Commons, Room 1117, of the University Capitol Centre, Old Capitol Town Center.

Tom Good, of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, will discuss "Careers in Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Employment." The activity is the final spring semester presentation in the Careers for Change series, sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR).

Good joined the commission in 1990 after traveling widely and working for a real estate firm. As a training specialist for the state agency, Good develops and presents customized training experiences on state and federal anti-discrimination laws and on diversity appreciation for a wide variety of students, employees and community groups.

Careers for Change is a 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 or special accommodations to attend this lecture, contact the UICHR at 319-335-3900 or uichr@uiowa.edu.

Founded in 1999, the UICHR 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 UICHR is a 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 http://intl-programs.uiowa.edu/ 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 joe-nugent@uiowa.edu; Program: Amy Weismann, 319-335-0483, amy-weismann@uiowa.edu; Writer: Jeffrey Block.