Dr. MLK, Jr. Human Rights Keynote Address


January 30, 2014 - 12:40pm


Levitt Auditorium, Boyd Law Building

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Len Sandler, Diversity Officer

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The College of Law invites you to commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at our annual Human Rights Keynote Lecture on January 30. Kingsley Botchway II, Class of 2010, is going to deliver the address at 12:40 p.m. in the Boyd Law Building. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the law school’s atrium.

Kingsley Botchway II was recently sworn in as the newest member of the Iowa City City Council after running a campaign whose theme was establishing a “connected community.” A vibrant force and voice in community affairs, Mr. Botchway is the former chair of the city’s Ad Hoc Diversity Committee; he has been in the forefront of efforts to identify and eliminate public policies and practices that disadvantage people of color and promote race equity. He has served on the Police Citizens Review Board and other boards and organizations, taught GED classes, mentored youth, coached youth basketball, and been actively involved in other civic engagement efforts, all while serving as the Johnson County Deputy Auditor of Elections.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Professor Len Sandler by sending an email to leonard–sandler@uiowa.edu or by calling 319.335.9030.

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