MLK Day Teach-In
Jan. 8, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— In honor of the steadfast activist and leader Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., the Action Research Center, Peace Fellows and Unraveling Inequality liberal
arts cluster will sponsor the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Teach-In. This year’s
event, which will focus on health care and social justice, will be held from 1-4 p.m.
on Monday, January 20 in the Center Court of the Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher
St., Bloomington). Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend
Each year, the program features three separate, one-hour programs that link to the
day’s theme. The programs will include a lecture and table discussion among the participants.
The discussions seek to engage participants by asking the audience to generate answers
to some of the questions raised throughout the program.
At 1 p.m., Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw will discuss the Affordable Care
Act. He will discuss the ethical challenges under the Act from various social justice
At 2 p.m., Angie McLaughlin, executive director of the Community Health Care Clinic
in Normal, will examine the challenges faced by her clinic in delivering free medical
care to the those in McLean County who are without health insurance, indigent and
part of the working poor.
At 3 p.m., Associate Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart and Peace Fellow Jennifer
Prochotsky ‘16 will offer a global perspective on health care. Gearhart and Prochotsky
will address the role that community volunteers play in preventative health-care delivery
in Lamu, Kenya along with the challenges confronting African women who need, but often
cannot afford, a necessary type of surgery.
For additional information, contact IWU’s Action Research Center at (309) 825-6006
Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181, email@example.com