March Educational Programs

"Plastic Paradise": Film Screening 

March 1, 2018, 6:30-8:20PM, 100 Phillips Hall 

We will be having a film screening of the film "Plastic Paradise." We are using this screening to raise awareness for sustainable living and the RecycleMania competition, which is currently underway. RecycleMania is an 8 week competition between universities across the nation focused on recycling more and land-filling less. Last year, we came in 2nd out of the Big Ten schools, and through student engagement, we are hoping to come in first. The film itself discusses marine ecosystems and the effect that plastic is having on ocean life, while Iowa may be removed from the marine ecosystem, we are still an important part of it. 

Cybersecurity And Our Presence Online 

March 5, 2018, 7:00-8:00 PM, Iowa Theatre, IMU 

This educational aims to inform students about several topics relating to personal cybersecurity. Phishing, good password policy, malware protection/prevention, doxxing (The practice of using personal information posted online in order to discover more information), cyberbullying, and the amount of information that we post online/the dangers that come from oversharing information will be the core points of the presentation. Additionally, the presentation aims to dispel some commonly held myths and beliefs about hackers and cybersecurity, such as "Macs can't get viruses" and "Hackers are in the dark corners of the internet". As technology advances, security becomes an increasingly important part in our use of the internet and technology, but education about security is slower than the growth of technology.

Liberated Documentary Screening and Q&A 

March 7, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, W10 PBB 

LIBERATED: THE NEW SEXUAL REVOLUTION is a documentary about coming of age in today’s young adult hookup culture. Following the journey of college students on Spring Break, the film provides shocking insight into attitudes and behaviors regarding sex, the normalization of sexual violation, and the struggle against conceptions of gender and sexuality shaped by the media. 

Immediately after the film screening will be a filmmaker panel discussion. 

Ronald McDonald House and Charities

March 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Big 10 Theater IMU

Alpha Delta Pi would like to host an educational event about Ronald McDonald House and Charities, how they help families in our area, as well as how FSL community members have an important impact within RMHC. Our presenter will give an overview of what RMHC is, how they help those in need, and why they are an important part of our Iowa City community. She will also inform FSL members on the rewarding experience of volunteering so close to campus, where they can see the impact they are making, and how to get involved/support the RMHC that is on our campus.

International Womxn's Day Summit: Exploration of Self

March 25, 2018, 9:45-12:00 PM (for educational credit) / 9:45-5:00 PM, IMU

The goal of this summit is to empower and celebrate diverse womxn, specifically LGBTQ+ and womxn of color, to explore the dimensions of themselves. A day of "me getting to know me". Faculty and staff from the University of Iowa will be facilitating workshops on Self-Identity, Self-Care, Self-Development, and Self-Expression. 

Goals of each workshop: 

Self-identity: The goal of this workshop is to have students begin to explore the intersectionality of their identities and have a basic understanding of self-identity. 
Self-care: The goal of this workshop is to bring in multiple perspectives of self-care along with learning the importance of affirmations and building self-esteem 
Self-development: The goal of this workshop is to have students identify their goals and leadership skills 
Self-expression: The goal of this workshop is to assist students in finding ways to express themselves as individuals through a form of art

Disability Awareness Educational

March 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Illinois Room IMU

The University of Iowa Best Buddies chapter is teaming up with the University of Iowa Special Olympics chapter to put on an educational about Disability Awareness. Our goal with the educational is to give brief insight into what each organization does in the Iowa City area as well as nationally and globally, and also to educate our college campus about the importance of inclusion and acceptance. The presentation will put on by the executive boards of each organization along with the help of our buddy ambassadors and our faculty advisor, Bri Swope. We want this experience to be personal so all participants can gain real knowledge about what it is like to have a disability. We will be doing this by inviting some Best Buddies Ambassadors and some athletes from Special Olympics to share their story with us. Along with those few speakers, we will have Bri Swope, a Therapeutic Recreation professor at the university, talk about the importance of inclusion not only on campus but throughout the entire community since it is our job as community members to be accepting of all people regardless of ability. She will also give tips of how to properly interact with those with a disability, this includes things like how to appropriately use person-first language.

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