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When: March 22 (World Water Day) through March 30
Where: Dubuque, Iowa City, Mount Pleasant
Nearly 800 million people worldwide lack clean and safe drinking water. The UNICEF Tap Project aims to provide children across the world local access to sanitary water. Dine at a participating restaurant and donate $1 to the UNICEF Tap Project when you order water. That $1 donation can provide forty children with access to clean water for a day!
Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Cantina : 245 S. Gilbert st
Hamburg Inn: 214 N. Linn st
Bobalicious: 521 Hwy 1
Taste of China: 208 N. Linn st and 1705 S 1st Avenue
One Twenty Six: 126 E. Washington st
Moonrakers: 126 E. Washington st
Hearth: 126 E. Washington st
Oasis: 206 N. Linn st
La Michoacana Taquiera: 436 Hwy1 W
El Dorado: 1634 Sycamore S
India Cafe: 227 E Washington st.
El Banditos: 327 E Market St.
De Brito Baking Bistro
Dubuque – Participating in April
When: March 28, 2013, 7pm-8:30pm
Where: Public Space One, 129 E. Washington Street, Iowa City
Stream of Voices is an open mic event dedicated to raising awareness in our community of the global water crisis through a collaborative effort to reinforce the UNICEF mission of not one child dying of preventable causes. The work of the UNICEF Tap Project will be highlighted and presented as an outlet for aid. The evening will encompass art, music, open readings, and keynote speakers Alan Brody (UNICEF representative) and Professor Craig Just on the world water crisis.
This program is hosted by Iowa United Nations Association through a service-learning collaboration with the UI Center for Human Rights
When: April 4, 5pm-9pm
Where: Sports Column Bar and Grill, 12 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City
Mirroring similar projects at Central College and Iowa Wesleyan College, between five and ten students at the University of Iowa will live off 2.5 gallons of water per day from April 1-4. The water, which will be carried everywhere they travel, is their only source for hydration, hygiene and other tasks. This project aims to bring awareness to the issue of water scarcity in the developing world, and will finish with a “Tappy Hour” dinner fundraiser for the UNICEF Tap Project at Sports Column Bar and Grill (12 S. Dubuque Street) on the evening of Thursday, April 4. A portion of proceeds between 5pm and 9pm will benefit UNICEF’s clean water campaign.
When: April 3, 7pm-8pm
Where: Old Capitol Museum, UI Pentacrest, 1 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City
University of Iowa Public Policy Center will be hosting Michael J. Gerson for a discussion on the American role in HIV/AIDS prevention worldwide. This program is sponsored by the Iowa United Nations Association.
Michael J. Gerson joined ONE in August 2010 as a Senior Advisor. He is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in the Washington Post and in nearly 100 other newspapers. Mr. Gerson is the author of Heroic Conservatism (HarperOne, 2007) and co-author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (Moody, 2010). He appears regularly on the PBS NewsHour, Face the Nation, and other programs.
Until 2006, Mr. Gerson was a top aide to President George W. Bush as Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning. He was a key administration advocate for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the fight against global sex trafficking, and funding for women’s justice and empowerment issues. Prior to that appointment, he served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Speechwriting and Assistant to the President for Speechwriting and Policy Advisor. Mr. Gerson joined Bush’s presidential campaign in early 1999 as chief speechwriter and a senior policy adviser.
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When: April 4-7
Where: Various Iowa City locations (see link)
Refugees in the Heartland is a multiple day event exploring the experiences of refugees in the Midwest historically and currently and providing information to the public about the definition of a refugee, the process of becoming a refugee and policies and practices informing refugee resettlement. The conference will also provide opportunities for refugee leaders, service providers, educators, faith based organizations, and policymakers to convene and develop Midwest based advocacy principles to inform and influence refugee processing and resettlement policy, facilitated by representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Refugee writers and artists will also share their talents and stories to ignite the imagination and create spaces for discussion and reflection.
When: April 17, 7pm
Where: First Lutheran Church (back entrance), 1000 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
Alan Brody worked with UNICEF in assignments in Nigeria, Turkey, Afghanistan, China and Swaziland. In his presentation, he will describe advances in scientific understanding of the causes and consequences of chronic malnutrition in young children, and the efforts of the international “Scale Up Nutrition” (SUN) movement to apply that new knowledge. Drawing on work he did in 2010-2011 as a consultant on nutrition communication in Malawi, he will talk about actions, constraints, and possible new communication approaches that could reduce stunting of children’s growth, and contribute to longer term economic growth in the least developed countries.
When: Saturday, April 20, 1pm
Where: Sabin Hall 2 (auditorium), University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
The Annual Assembly, Iowa UNA’s yearly members meeting, will feature the presentation of the Garst Awards and a keynote address from the only American to remain in Rwanda during the devastating genocide.
As a humanitarian aid worker, Carl Wilkens moved his young family to Rwanda in the spring of 1990. When the genocide was launched in April 1994, Carl refused to leave, even when urged to do so by close friends, his church and the United States government. Thousands of expatriates evacuated and the United Nations pulled out most of its troops. Carl was the only American left. Venturing out each day into streets crackling with mortars and gunfire, he worked his way through roadblocks of angry, bloodstained soldiers and civilians armed with machetes and assault rifles in order to bring food, water and medicine to groups of orphans trapped around the city. His actions saved the lives of hundreds. Carl returned to the United States in 1996 and was featured in the 2004 PBS Frontline documentary “Ghosts of Rwanda”.
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