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Friday, January 18
 

8:15am

I will be absent that day.
Please only select this option if you know that you are going to be absent from school.
Then DO NOT sign up for other sessions. 

Friday January 18, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am

8:50am

All students report to 1st Period
All students report to 1st hour for attendance and the start of the day. 

Friday January 18, 2019 8:50am - 9:10am

9:20am

Activism Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, the students will have the opportunity to meet with local activists and learn about their efforts to make our community a better place to live for all.   There will be a Q & A time.  The topics we will explore include: How did they become activists? What types of issues are activists focusing the work on? What type of activism have they engaged in?  What has been most successful?  What opportunities are there in the community?

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
2305

9:20am

Athletes and Activism
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Discuss the history of civil rights in sports. We will look at examples from Breanna Stewart, LeBron James, Lew Alcindor and of course Colin Kapernick.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
1412

9:20am

Biology and Race
Limited Capacity filling up

Students will engage in activities about the genetic basis of race (there is none) and the role of culture/history in defining identity and interacting with others on a daily basis.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
1404

9:20am

Do you see what I see? How culture shapes our worldview.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive workshop, experience how culture shapes our view of the world: how we 'see' color, what we call our family members, and even how we define race. See what the field of anthropology offers to the discussion on race and how we classify our world.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
2106

9:20am

Free Minds Project
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Free Minds Project is an initiative led by two City High seniors, Veronica Abreu and Marisa Rude, whose goal to inform students and teachers about the opioid and prescription drug misuse crisis in the United States and how it translates to our community. This MLK Day presentation will provide information about drug misuse and open a conversation about how the problem is a part of students’ everyday lives and what actions young people can do to address it. Students signing up for this discussion are granting permission for their comments to be used for a future Free Minds podcast. Maximum number of students is 15. Students should bring a Chromebook.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
1303

9:20am

History of Social Equity Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

Competitive game involving history of equity.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
1305

9:20am

Meditation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Meditation is a practice used to focus on a thought or practice to train attention and awareness of oneself, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. In this session we will practice guided meditation, a technique in which you can focus on relaxation by following the steps given.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
1405

9:20am

Mindfulness:  Free Your Mind...The Rest Will Follow
Limited Capacity filling up

Mindfulness is “a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.”  The research behind Mindfulness shows it is a practical, proactive way to manage stress and to build stronger relationships. Just ask Kobe Bryant, Keanu Reeves, and Madonna.  

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
1311

9:20am

MLK Facts & Trivia
Limited Capacity seats available

We will use math calculation to be familiar with some events regarding MLK.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
2203

9:20am

MLK Quotes
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
1809

9:20am

Modern Civil Rights Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this student led session to learn about and discuss today's Civil Rights Movement and the work left to do in fulfilling Martin Luther King Jr's dream.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
1310

9:20am

Poetry
Limited Capacity filling up

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
1316

9:20am

Spanish AP with WE Service Workshop Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Jeff Biggers, Climate Justice. Writer and historian Jeff Biggers will present his acclaimed work on the effects of climate change. Mr. Biggers is the author of many award-winning books and has been on CNN, NPR, MSNBC and many other news sources. 

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
3111

9:20am

Teaching Tolerance
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, we’ll discuss Cesar Chavez's La Causa movement and view the film, Viva La Causa. Viva La Causa focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights—the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Viva la Causa shows how thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the most exploited people in our country—the workers who put food on our tables

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
3105

9:20am

The Other Wes Moore Audio Recording
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will volunteer their time and voices to make an audio recording of The Other Wes Moore. Future students will be able to use this recording to enhance their learning during their studies of this important work in US Lit.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am
LMC

9:20am

At the intersection of race, gender and labor: The activism of Dolores Huerta
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session students will watch the documentary Dolores which details the Dolores Huerta's role in various civil rights movements in the United States since the early 1960s. The film and the following discussion will focus on the intersections between these movements (civil rights, feminism, labor, Chicano) and highlight the importance of activism in advancing issues related to social justice.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
3113

9:20am

Blues Traveler
Limited Capacity filling up

The Mississippi Delta was where the musical tradition of the blues was born. As African Americans migrated north, they took this musical genre with them to Cities and Towns along the Mississippi river. Come join us as we listen to and experience some of the most prolific blues musicians of all time. In doing so we will see how their works influenced many other musicians from Elvis Presley to the Beatles, Taj Mahal to Keb Mo and even the Rolling Stones!

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
1204

9:20am

Exploring Your Expression Through Theatre
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore your theatrical side, with a morning field-trip to the University of Iowa Theatre department. Students will participate in acting, improvisation and movement workshops with graduate students whose passion is performance. Come join the fun of exploring your theatrical self!  MEET IN ROOM 1307 BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE UNIVERSITY!

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
1307

9:20am

FilmScene - The Marshall Plan
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Take a trip to FilmScene -- Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.

You may only sign up for ONE FilmScene trip.  Chose either the AM or PM movie, but not both.  Please report to the front circle at 9 a.m. to meet the bus for departure.  See Mrs. Hill in Room 1315 with questions.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
1315

9:20am

Hair
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be watching some or all of the Chris Rock documentary "Good Hair," discussing the African-American ideals of beauty, and reflecting on the multi-million dollar industry that centers on African-American hair. I'd like to invite some local black hair stylists to come and talk about their experiences and thoughts about the the black hair industry.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
1104

9:20am

Hidden Figures
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Watch the movie Hidden Figure with a discussion afterwards.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
TBA

9:20am

Humanize my Hoodie
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Humanize My Hoodie Workshop by Andre Wright, Born Leaders United

Humanize My Hoodie is a national art exhibit, political action, and social movement. It's about showing the humanity of Black people, destigmatizing Black fashion, and starting conversations. Open to all students, during this workshop we will have a chance to learn about the art project and make our own Humanize My Hoodie screen-printed shirts.


Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
Commons

9:20am

In Search of Our Parents’ Dreams--From Africa to America
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet City High students who emigrated from Africa to the United States. They will talk about life in Africa and compare it to life in the US and why their families chose to emigrate to the US. They will also discuss the American Dream from the perspective of an immigrant. Finally, we will open the session up for any questions from the audience.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
1313

9:20am

James Baldwin, “I Am Not Your Negro”
Limited Capacity seats available

In 1977, James Baldwin began a new project: a personal account of his three friends---Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X---and their assassinations. When Baldwin died in 1989, the book, "Remember This House" remained unfinished. Director Raoul Peck used the unfinished manuscript as the basis for this 2016 documentary film, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. We will watch the film, followed by a short discussion.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
2111

9:20am

Kirikou et la sorcière
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, students will view the movie Kirikou et la sorcière, which is an African inspired animated fairy tale. The film is in French with English subtitles.  This sessions is specifically geared towards French speaking ELL students but everyone is welcome

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
3303

9:20am

Personal Betterment:  Combining Nature/Health/Volunteerism
Limited Capacity seats available

How can getting out into nature improve our health?  Learn about how taking a walk and surrounding yourself with nature can improve your physical and mental health.  There are easy ways to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices in daily living. You don't have to go far to experience all the benefits nature has to offer.  Nearby Hickory Hill Park provides 190 acres of natural area, forest, trails, reconstructed prairies and wetlands. We will explore this park and be exposed to a variety of ways getting out into nature provides benefits for the body and mind.  Natural resources are precious so along the way students will be collecting any trash/garbage left in the park. Please dress for the weather.  We will be outside for two hours.  Hats, gloves, scarves, etc. will be helpful to keep you warm.  Also wear good walking shoes/boots (especially if there is snow) with warm socks. Meet in room 2104.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
2104

9:20am

Poverty in America
Limited Capacity seats available

Martin Luther King was planning a second march on Washington before he was killed.  The march was going to draw attention to how poverty affects our communities. In this session we will watch a video called "Left Behind America" which documents how certain communities in America have not prospered in today's economy.  We will see the effects and discuss what this means for our country and brainstorm what the solutions might be.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
2311

9:20am

Remember the Titans
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are looking for entertainment as well as a stimulating discussion of how the movie Remember the Titans pertains to MLK and our journey toward equality? Join us in the wrestling room "Theatre" on Friday the 19th. It is a comfy place to view a film, but feel free to bring a pillow or blanket. We will provide healthy snacks because of course this movie is being brought to you by your PE/Health staff...be prepared to take a halftime exercise break, just kidding (maybe).

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
Wrestling Room

9:20am

Selma
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

If you don't know anything about what happened in Selma, Alabama in 1965, you should come watch this incredible film. Learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s role in leading the march from Selma to Montgomery, and learn about many other people who bravely sacrificed their lives to secure their right to vote.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
1312

9:20am

Spare Parts:  A true story of overcoming adversity to succeed in robotics
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will watch the film "Spare Parts," followed by a discussion of issues faced by the Latino community in the United States.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
3114

9:20am

Spin Class
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sound Mind, Sound Body - Indoor cycling and relaxation techniques for those with busy schedules . Wear workout clothes. 

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
TBA

9:20am

Systems Unlimited
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Students who sign up for this event will take a trip to an adult dayhabilitation center run by Systems Unlimited, where you will do various fun activities with adults with disabilities and volunteer within the program. You will get to meet some amazing humans and give back to the community through volunteerism and kindness. 

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
1407

9:20am

Talking Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

A Talking Circle, sometimes called a Peacemaking Circle, builds relationships and can be used to address conflict within a community. But, Talking Circles can serve other purposes as well: They create safe spaces, build connections and offer students a place to share their voice.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
3106

9:20am

The Hate U Give
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right. Based on the award-winning book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
Little Theater

9:20am

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Limited Capacity seats available

Come watch the 2017 release of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Based on a true story set back in the mid-1900s when cancerous cells from Henrietta Lacks led to scientific and medical breakthroughs

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:30am
1406

9:20am

A Time to Kill
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and watch the film A Time to Kill and discuss race relations. 

Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:40am
1208

9:20am

Exploring Anti-Miscegenation Laws Through the Film "Loving"
Limited Capacity seats available

In 1967, the Supreme Court at last ruled that laws prohibiting interracial marriage were unconstitutional. The couple at the center of this battle were Richard and Mildred Loving. Richard, a white man, and Mildred, a black woman, had been arrested, jailed, and banned from entering their home state of Virginia. Mildred, terribly homesick for and her family and rural upbringing, wrote to Robert Kennedy for help, starting a series of events that changed the U.S. forever and still impacts us today. This 2016 film, nominated for numerous awards and selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, beautifully tells their story. If time, we will also learn more about anti-miscegenation laws in the United States.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:40am
3112

9:20am

Glory Road
Limited Capacity seats available

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.  With discussion to follow.

Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:40am
2108

9:20am

Healing Circles
Limited Capacity seats available

Learners will watch a film on Racial Injustice and Restorative Practices.  

Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:40am
1210

9:20am

International Foods Class for IEP and/or ELL Students ONLY please
Limited Capacity filling up

A  food class designed and modified specifically for special education and ELL students. Students will cook dishes specific to different parts of the world and discuss and experience the appreciation of culture through food.

Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:40am
3108 (Foods Room)

9:20am

Salvation Army Volunteering
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Students will volunteer at the Salvation Army by helping with sorting and hanging clothes, cleaning, tagging items, etc. It's a great way to give back to the Iowa City Community!

Meet in room 1202b at 9:15 am! 

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:40am
1202

9:20am

Teamwork, Leadership and Skills
Limited Capacity filling up

Clinic for students to work on valuable skills and team building exercises.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:40am
Gym

9:20am

Wonder the Movie
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Discussion to follow. 

Speakers

Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 11:40am
room 1402

9:20am

Closed Session for Beginning ELL Students
Beginner ELL students will spend the day together.  The day will involve a trip to Hoover to read and some fun learning about MLK. We’ll use King’s legacy to explore important leaders in the countries where the students were born.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 4:00pm
TBA

9:20am

Diversity in Comics: The Evolution of Minority Representation in Comics & the Fight for Equality
Limited Capacity seats available

Comics have long been the home for commentary on cultural & social inclusion. From the introduction of the first African and African American superhero comics have been on the frontline of the fight for equality in America and pushing for a more inclusive world. Look at the history of this pursuit through the comics medium and its impact on modern societal norms.  
You MUST attend this session if you sign up for Black Panther in the afternoon.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 4:00pm
Opstad

9:20am

Lincoln Museum ...This event is full! Please sign up for the waitlist and schedule an alternative!
We will be touring Abraham Lincoln's home, the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum  and Lincoln's Tomb. The cost is $25.00 per student.

At this time, this field trip is full.  Contact Mr. Hellwig if you wish to be placed on a waitlist.

Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 4:00pm
TBA

9:20am

Silk Screen Activism
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A quick look at how silk screening and poster design has been used in activism and propaganda throughout American history. Studio time learning how to design, create and print silk screen images. Students will collaborate in small and large groups to create meaningful and unique poster and t-shirt designs they will take home to share.

Friday January 18, 2019 9:20am - 4:00pm
0504

10:30am

Biology and Race
Limited Capacity filling up

Students will engage in activities about the genetic basis of race (there is none) and the role of culture/history in defining identity and interacting with others on a daily basis.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
1404

10:30am

Do you see what I see? How culture shapes our worldview.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive workshop, experience how culture shapes our view of the world: how we 'see' color, what we call our family members, and even how we define race. See what the field of anthropology offers to the discussion on race and how we classify our world.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
2106

10:30am

Free Minds Project
Limited Capacity seats available

The Free Minds Project is an initiative led by two City High seniors, Veronica Abreu and Marisa Rude, whose goal to inform students and teachers about the opioid and prescription drug misuse crisis in the United States and how it translates to our community. This MLK Day presentation will provide information about drug misuse and open a conversation about how the problem is a part of students’ everyday lives and what actions young people can do to address it. Students signing up for this discussion are granting permission for their comments to be used for a future Free Minds podcast. Maximum number of students is 15. Students should bring a Chromebook.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
1303

10:30am

History of Social Equity Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

Competitive game involving history of equity.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
1305

10:30am

Meditation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Meditation is a practice used to focus on a thought or practice to train attention and awareness of oneself, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. In this session we will practice guided meditation, a technique in which you can focus on relaxation by following the steps given.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
1405

10:30am

Mindfulness:  Free Your Mind...The Rest Will Follow
Limited Capacity filling up

Mindfulness is “a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.”  The research behind Mindfulness shows it is a practical, proactive way to manage stress and to build stronger relationships. Just ask Kobe Bryant, Keanu Reeves, and Madonna.  

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
1311

10:30am

MLK Facts & Trivia
Limited Capacity seats available

We will use math calculation to be familiar with some events regarding MLK.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
2203

10:30am

MLK Quotes
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
1809

10:30am

Poetry
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, you will read and watch poetry from a variety of unique voices.  Their poetry will serve as a model for writing your own original piece.  This workshop will end with an open mic, so be ready to share your work! 

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
1316

10:30am

Teaching Tolerance
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, we’ll discuss Cesar Chavez's La Causa movement and view the film, Viva La Causa. Viva La Causa focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights—the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Viva la Causa shows how thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the most exploited people in our country—the workers who put food on our tables

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
3105

10:30am

The Other Wes Moore Audio Recording
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will volunteer their time and voices to make an audio recording of The Other Wes Moore. Future students will be able to use this recording to enhance their learning during their studies of this important work in US Lit.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
LMC

10:30am

Yearning to Breathe Free: Immigration Today
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join this student led session to learn about and discuss immigration issues facing teens and their families today.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
1310

10:30am

Media Representation
Limited Capacity filling up

Students will be exploring race and identity through pop culture. We will look at popular shows and how their characters are represented as well as how that influences our perspectives.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:40am
1412

10:30am

Spanish AP with WE Service Workshop Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Students in AP Spanish will work with their groups to develop local and global service projects that address climate change. 

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:40am
3111

11:50am

Lunch
Lunch is served in the cafeteria.
Be considerate of time and space in the cafeteria -- if it is too busy, come back later. 

Friday January 18, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm

12:56pm

All students report to 5th hour
Students report to their 5th period class and then go to the gym for a keynote speaker. 

Friday January 18, 2019 12:56pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm

Salvation Army Volunteering
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Students will volunteer at the Salvation Army by helping with sorting and hanging clothes, cleaning, tagging items, etc. It's a great way to give back to the Iowa City Community!

Meet in room 1202b at 1:40

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:30pm - 3:50pm

1:40pm

Athletes and Activism
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Discuss the history of civil rights in sports. We will look at examples from Breanna Stewart, LeBron James, Lew Alcindor and of course Colin Kapernick. 

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
1412

1:40pm

Biology and Race
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will engage in activities about the genetic basis of race (there is none) and the role of culture/history in defining identity and interacting with others on a daily basis.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
1404

1:40pm

Climate Service Info -Iowa Wind
Limited Capacity seats available

Paris to Pittsburgh - National Geographic documentary about what U.S. cities are doing to reverse climate change even after the U.S. pulled out of the Paris Climate Accords.  Iowa wind industry is featured.1 hour 6 minutes. English. 2018.
Number of students

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
3111

1:40pm

Do you see what I see? How culture shapes our worldview.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive workshop, experience how culture shapes our view of the world: how we 'see' color, what we call our family members, and even how we define race. See what the field of anthropology offers to the discussion on race and how we classify our world.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
2106

1:40pm

Free Minds Project
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Free Minds Project is an initiative led by two City High seniors, Veronica Abreu and Marisa Rude, whose goal to inform students and teachers about the opioid and prescription drug misuse crisis in the United States and how it translates to our community. This MLK Day presentation will provide information about drug misuse and open a conversation about how the problem is a part of students’ everyday lives and what actions young people can do to address it. Students signing up for this discussion are granting permission for their comments to be used for a future Free Minds podcast. Maximum number of students is 15. Students should bring a Chromebook.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
1303

1:40pm

History of Social Equity Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

Competitive game involving history of equity.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
1305

1:40pm

Meditation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Meditation is a practice used to focus on a thought or practice to train attention and awareness of oneself, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. In this session we will practice guided meditation, a technique in which you can focus on relaxation by following the steps given.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
1405

1:40pm

MLK Facts & Trivia
Limited Capacity seats available

We will use math calculation to be familiar with some events regarding MLK.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
2203

1:40pm

MLK Quotes
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
1809

1:40pm

Poetry
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
1316

1:40pm

Pop Up Activitsm
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, the students will work in small groups to identify a specific issue or problem in their community, brainstorm an idea, and begin the process of putting their idea into action. Perhaps they’ll start a letter writing campaign or a food drive. Perhaps they’ll choose to speak out in person about an issue. This workshop will be a time for them to collaborate and begin to intiiate

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
2305

1:40pm

Teaching Tolerance
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we’ll discuss Cesar Chavez's La Causa movement and view the film, Viva La Causa. Viva La Causa focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights—the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Viva la Causa shows how thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the most exploited people in our country—the workers who put food on our tables

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
3105

1:40pm

The Other Wes Moore Audio Recording
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will volunteer their time and voices to make an audio recording of The Other Wes Moore. Future students will be able to use this recording to enhance their learning during their studies of this important work in US Lit.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
LMC

1:40pm

Women and Minorities in Engineering
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and listen to engineers from P&G.  Come learn about what it is like to be a woman or a minority in the field of engineering. Do women still hit their heads on the glass ceiling? Are women and minorities respected in the field and in the board room? How difficult is it to get a job? These questions and more will be addressed by our team of P&G engineers. 

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:40pm
2206

1:40pm

A Smile As Big As the Moon
Limited Capacity filling up

A movie about a special education teacher, helps his students ,trains them, & looks for ways to take them to where they are dreaming to go, space camp! The point of the discussion will be based around misconceptions of one's abilities based on  their disability.  

Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 3:50pm
Room 1407

1:40pm

International Foods Class for IEP and/or ELL Students ONLY please
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A  food class designed and modified specifically for special education and ELL students. Students will cook dishes specific to different parts of the world and discuss and experience the appreciation of culture through food.

Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 3:50pm
3107 (foods room)

1:40pm

Teamwork, Leadership and Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Clinic for students to work on valuable skills and team building exercises.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 3:50pm
Gym

1:40pm

3 minute Theatre
Limited Capacity filling up

Beginning with ensemble-building activities, this performance workshop requires participants to create and present a three-minute play, connected to the mind, body, and soul. These short plays will include singing, dance, and laughter – things we all need more of on a daily basis. Workshop participants will form small groups and plan a three-minute play. The groups will be given twenty minutes to plan out the play, and then perform their creative piece for the class. Join us for some fun on the Opstad stage!

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
Little Theater

1:40pm

A Time to Kill
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and watch the film A Time to Kill and discuss race relations. 

Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
1208

1:40pm

At the intersection of race, gender and labor: The activism of Dolores Huerta
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session students will watch the documentary Dolores which details the Dolores Huerta's role in various civil rights movements in the United States since the early 1960s. The film and the following discussion will focus on the intersections between these movements (civil rights, feminism, labor, Chicano) and highlight the importance of activism in advancing issues related to social justice.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
3113

1:40pm

Blues Traveler
Limited Capacity filling up

The Mississippi Delta was where the musical tradition of the blues was born. As African Americans migrated north, they took this musical genre with them to Cities and Towns along the Mississippi river. Come join us as we listen to and experience some of the most prolific blues musicians of all time. In doing so we will see how their works influenced many other musicians from Elvis Presley to the Beatles, Taj Mahal to Keb Mo and even the Rolling Stones!

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
1204

1:40pm

FilmScene - The Hate U Give
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Take a trip to FilmScene  -- Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.

You may only sign up for ONE FilmScene trip. Chose either the AM or PM movie, but not both. Please load the bus in the front circle at 12:30.

See Mrs. Hill in 1315 with questions.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
1315

1:40pm

Glory Road
Limited Capacity seats available

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.  With discussion to follow.

Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
Room 2108

1:40pm

Hair
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be watching some or all of the Chris Rock documentary "Good Hair," discussing the African-American ideals of beauty, and reflecting on the multi-million dollar industry that centers on African-American hair. I'd like to invite some local black hair stylists to come and talk about their experiences and thoughts about the the black hair industry.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
1104

1:40pm

Hidden Figures
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Watch the movie Hidden Figure with a discussion afterwards.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
1214

1:40pm

In Search of Our Parents’ Dreams--From Africa to America
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet City High students who emigrated from Africa to the United States. They will talk about life in Africa and compare it to life in the US and why their families chose to emigrate to the US. They will also discuss the American Dream from the perspective of an immigrant. Finally, we will open the session up for any questions from the audience.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
1313

1:40pm

James Baldwin, “I Am Not Your Negro”
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In 1977, James Baldwin began a new project: a personal account of his three friends---Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X---and their assassinations. When Baldwin died in 1989, the book, "Remember This House" remained unfinished. Director Raoul Peck used the unfinished manuscript as the basis for this 2016 documentary film, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. We will watch the film, followed by a short discussion.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
2111

1:40pm

Ma vie en rose
Limited Capacity seats available

It's about a 10 year old boy who identifies as a girl and how it affects the family but also the community. It's about understanding and acceptance.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
3303

1:40pm

Personal Betterment:  Combining Nature/Health/Volunteerism
Limited Capacity seats available

How can getting out into nature improve our health?  Learn about how taking a walk and surrounding yourself with nature can improve your physical and mental health.  There are easy ways to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices in daily living. You don't have to go far to experience all the benefits nature has to offer.  Nearby Hickory Hill Park provides 190 acres of natural area, forest, trails, reconstructed prairies and wetlands. We will explore this park and be exposed to a variety of ways getting out into nature provides benefits for the body and mind.  Natural resources are precious so along the way students will be collecting any trash/garbage left in the park. Please dress for the weather.  We will be outside for two hours.  Hats, gloves, scarves, etc. will be helpful to keep you warm.  Also wear good walking shoes/boots (especially if there is snow) with warm socks. Meet in room 2104.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
2104

1:40pm

Poverty in America
Limited Capacity seats available

Martin Luther King was planning a second march on Washington before he was killed.  The march was going to draw attention to how poverty affects our communities. In this session we will watch a video called "Left Behind America" which documents how certain communities in America have not prospered in today's economy.  We will see the effects and discuss what this means for our country and brainstorm what the solutions might be.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
2311

1:40pm

Remember the Titans
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are looking for entertainment as well as a stimulating discussion of how the movie Remember the Titans pertains to MLK and our journey toward equality? Join us in the wrestling room "Theatre" on Friday the 19th. It is a comfy place to view a film, but feel free to bring a pillow or blanket. We will provide healthy snacks because of course this movie is being brought to you by your PE/Health staff...be prepared to take a halftime exercise break, just kidding (maybe).

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
Wrestling Room

1:40pm

Selma
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

If you don't know anything about what happened in Selma, Alabama in 1965, you should come watch this incredible film. Learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s role in leading the march from Selma to Montgomery, and learn about many other people who bravely sacrificed their lives to secure their right to vote.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
1312

1:40pm

Spare Parts:  A true story of overcoming adversity to succeed in robotics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Students will watch the film "Spare Parts," followed by a discussion of issues faced by the Latino community in the United States.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
3114

1:40pm

Spin Class
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sound Mind, Sound Body - Indoor cycling and relaxation techniques for those with busy schedules. Go to the gym with a Spin Trainer. Wear workout clothes.  Report to the gym foyer at 1:40.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
TBA

1:40pm

Talking Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

A Talking Circle, sometimes called a Peacemaking Circle, builds relationships and can be used to address conflict within a community. But, Talking Circles can serve other purposes as well: They create safe spaces, build connections and offer students a place to share their voice.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
3106

1:40pm

The Hate U Give
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right. Based on the award-winning book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
1414

1:40pm

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Limited Capacity seats available

Come watch the 2017 release of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Based on a true story set back in the mid-1900s when cancerous cells from Henrietta Lacks led to scientific and medical breakthroughs

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
1406

1:40pm

African American Museum
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Students will take a trip to the African American Museum in Cedar Rapids. 

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:00pm
TBA

2:50pm

Biology and Race
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will engage in activities about the genetic basis of race (there is none) and the role of culture/history in defining identity and interacting with others on a daily basis.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
1404

2:50pm

Do you see what I see? How culture shapes our worldview.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive workshop, experience how culture shapes our view of the world: how we 'see' color, what we call our family members, and even how we define race. See what the field of anthropology offers to the discussion on race and how we classify our world.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
2106

2:50pm

Free Minds Project
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Free Minds Project is an initiative led by two City High seniors, Veronica Abreu and Marisa Rude, whose goal to inform students and teachers about the opioid and prescription drug misuse crisis in the United States and how it translates to our community. This MLK Day presentation will provide information about drug misuse and open a conversation about how the problem is a part of students’ everyday lives and what actions young people can do to address it. Students signing up for this discussion are granting permission for their comments to be used for a future Free Minds podcast. Maximum number of students is 15. Students should bring a Chromebook.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
1303

2:50pm

History of Social Equity Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

Competitive game involving history of equity.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
1305

2:50pm

Media Representation
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will be exploring race and identity through pop culture. We will look at popular shows and how their characters are represented as well as how that influences our perspectives. 

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
1412

2:50pm

Media Representation
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will be exploring race and identity through pop culture. We will look at popular shows and how their characters are represented as well as how that influences our perspectives.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
1412

2:50pm

Meditation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Meditation is a practice used to focus on a thought or practice to train attention and awareness of oneself, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. In this session we will practice guided meditation, a technique in which you can focus on relaxation by following the steps given.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
1405

2:50pm

MLK Facts & Trivia
Limited Capacity seats available

We will use math calculation to be familiar with some events regarding MLK.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
2203

2:50pm

MLK Quotes
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
1809

2:50pm

Poetry
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
1316

2:50pm

Pop Up Activitsm
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, the students will work in small groups to identify a specific issue or problem in their community, brainstorm an idea, and begin the process of putting their idea into action. Perhaps they’ll start a letter writing campaign or a food drive. Perhaps they’ll choose to speak out in person about an issue. This workshop will be a time for them to collaborate and begin to intiiate

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
2305

2:50pm

Spanish AP with WE Service Workshop Day
Limited Capacity seats available

H.S. Udaykumar, Climate Change. Mechanical Engineer and inventor Dr. Udaykumar will present on his work around the world and in Iowa to reduce the effects of climate change.  

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
3111

2:50pm

Teaching Tolerance
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we’ll discuss Cesar Chavez's La Causa movement and view the film, Viva La Causa. Viva La Causa focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights—the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Viva la Causa shows how thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the most exploited people in our country—the workers who put food on our tables

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
3105

2:50pm

The Other Wes Moore Audio Recording
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will volunteer their time and voices to make an audio recording of The Other Wes Moore. Future students will be able to use this recording to enhance their learning during their studies of this important work in US Lit.

Moderators
Friday January 18, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
LMC