CLAS Theme Year event: UI, Racial Justice, and Political Activism

Sep 17, 2020

05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

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UI, Racial Justice, and Political Activism: A CLAS Theme Year Event
Learn about the CLAS Theme Year initiative: "A Historically White University: Pursuing Racial Justice at the University of Iowa" 

5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday, September 17
Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/96630195840

Introduction; Racially-restrictive deed covenants in Iowa City
Colin Gordon (Professor, History; Distinguished Faculty Affiliate, Social and Education Policy Research Program, UI Public Policy Center)

Jim Crow Student Housing in Iowa and the Big 10
Richard Breaux  (PhD 2003; Associate Professor, Racial and Ethnic Studies, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse)

Redlining and its Legacy In Des Moines
Kendyl Larson (Director of Research and Planning, Polk County Housing Trust Fund)

Housing Segregation in Iowa
Jerry Anthony (Associate Professor, School of Planning and Public Affairs; Senior Research Fellow, Social and Education Policy Research Program, UI Public Policy Center)

Collaborating units:

  • African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
  • History
  • Latina/o/x Studies
  • Political Science

Chair: Brian Lai, Professor and DEO, Political Science

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