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Feb 21, 2019

Feb 21, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Coralville Public Library, Board Room

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Aichie

Feb 26, 2019

Feb 26, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Topic: Voting Rights Restoration and other Barriers for Returning Citizens

Mar 25, 2019

Mar 25, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Iowa Memorial Union, 3rd Floor Conference Room TBA. 4pm – 5:30pm. A conversation about Iowa meatpacking workers’ historical and contemporary struggles to secure safe workplaces, and how current state and national politics are influencing this issue. Panelists will include Iowa meatpacking workers, Labor Center oral historian John McKerley, and UI faculty TBA.

Mar 25, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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A community conversation with physician, scientist, and activist Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, about her book, “What the Eyes Don’t See,” which examines the origins and impacts of the water crisis in Flint and implications for communities across America.

Mar 30, 2019

Mar 30, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Old Capitol Towne Center, Suite 2520

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A one-day public conference that will bring together statewide leaders from grassroots labor, faith, civil rights organizations, as well as members of the campus community, to examine workers’ struggles to define and achieve an American Dream for themselves and their families in history and today. The conference is sponsored by the UI Labor Center and the Iowa Labor History Society. Invited keynote speaker: Pablo Alvarado (Executive Director, National Day Laborer Organizing Network; co-found...

Mar 30, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Carla Dawson speaking on Reconciliation in Rwanda

Apr 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Coralville Public Library, Board Room

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Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Apr 22, 2019

Apr 22, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Professor Michael Schudson of Columbia University will be presenting on April 22, 7pm in 101 BCSB (Becker Auditorium). After offering a definition of ‘the American dream’ (or American ‘dreams’ in the plural) and who is seen as eligible to pursue it, this presentation explores criticism of the contemporary media and asks if the media endanger the fulfillment of those dreams by encouraging political polarization, by questioning traditional authority, and by preoccupation with the eccentric and...