The University of Iowa

WorldCanvass: November Premiere a Success

November 5th, 2009

Joan Kjaer kicked off WorldCanvass before a full house on November 13, 2009, for the inaugural program focused on human rights. The Old Capitol Senate Chamber was alive with intrigue as the guests discussed important issues in international human rights.

Michael Ratner in conversation with former UICHR director Burns Weston about current international human rights issues tribute to Dr. Ignacio Ponseti whose “Ponseti Method” has changed the lives of children all over the world who were born with club foot live musical performance by Stephen Swanson (baritone) and David Gompper (piano) of “Songs of War” young human rights professionals exploring issues such as child labor, human trafficking and immigrant rights discussion of the Philippine Reservation at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and the 1,000 Filipinos who were brought to the US to live and work on the reservation; artifacts made by the Filipinos are on view in the Old Capitol Museum reception following the program

All WorldCanvass programs are free and open to the public.

WorldCanvass, a production of International Programs at the University of Iowa, is produced one Friday a month, from 5-7 p.m., in the beautiful Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Building on the campus of the University of Iowa. We’d like to thank our partners: the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, KRUI and UITV.

In addition to these local outlets, the audio content is also available at the Public Radio Exchange, an online marketplace for public radio programs. A free and easy sign-up is required, granting you access to upload or listen to the audio pieces.