College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Freedom Rides: The Creation and Development of the MLK Freedom Bus Tour

This talk is a Black History Month event and part of the Phi Alpha Theta lecture series, put on by the Department of History. Rev. Abraham Funchess, the pastor of Jubilee United Methodist Church and Director of the Waterloo Commission on Civil Rights, will present: "Freedom Rides:  The Creation and Development of the MLK Freedom Bus Tour".

The lecture will be held in Seerley Hall; we will announce the room location closer to the event. We encourage students, staff, and faculty to attend.

This event is also free and open to the public. 

System of Support Conference


UNI’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Educational Opportunity Center and Center for Urban Education are bringing together Cedar Valley elected officials, local leaders, and some of our best practitioners to review historical policies, unpack current realities and share their efforts at moving us towards a society without violence. Participants will be able to identify the root causes of violence, be able to inform and influence future policies, and create a culture to protect vulnerable communities. 

Including sessions by:

  • Waterloo City Council Task Force
  • Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging
  • UNI's Center for Violence Prevention
  • Refugee and immigration Panel
  • UNI's Department of Political Science
  • House of Hope

This event will be approved for six (6) Social Work CEU's