Kingsley Botchway II: Dr. MLK, Jr. Human Rights Keynote Lecture

January 30, 2014 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Levitt Auditorium, Boyd Law Bldg

The College of Law invites you to commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at our annual Human Rights Keynote Lecture on January 30. Kingsley Botchway II, Class of 2010, will deliver the address, which is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the law school’s atrium.

Kingsley Botchway II was recently sworn in as the newest member of the Iowa City City Council after running a campaign whose theme was establishing a “connected community.” He is the youngest city council member elected in Iowa City in almost four decades. A vibrant force and voice in community affairs, Mr. Botchway is the former chair of the city’s Ad Hoc Diversity Committee; he has been in the forefront of efforts to identify and eliminate public policies and practices that disadvantage people of color and promote race equity. He has served on the Police Citizens Review Board and other boards and organizations, taught GED classes, mentored youth, coached youth basketball, and been actively involved in other civic engagement efforts, all while serving as the Johnson County Deputy Auditor of Elections.