Iowa City and County Officials Discuss Refugees and Immigrants

Feb 11, 2020

02:00 PM - 03:15 PM

Iowa City City Hall, Council Chambers

410 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Immigration remains a key topic on campus, as well as in Iowa today. To shed light on that issue, a new UI course this spring from the International Studies Program, “Community Engaged Learning with Refugees and Immigrants in Iowa,” will present a panel composed of city and county officials who will discuss how the Iowa City area welcomes and supports refugees and immigrants. The panel will be facilitated by adjunct professor Peter Gerlach, who teaches the course, and will include Mazahir Salih, City of Iowa City Mayor Pro Tem (Sudan); Joan Vanden Berg, ICCSD Youth and Family Development Coordinator; Geoff Fruin, City of Iowa City City Manager; Rod Sullivan, Chair, Johnson County Board of Supervisors; and Jody Matherly, City of Iowa City Chief of Police.

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