Community screening of "The Road to Justice" rescheduled for Feb. 19

The Office of Equity and Human Rights and the Iowa City Public Library (ICPL) will host a community screening of The Road to Justice on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, from 6-7:30 p.m. here at the Iowa City Public Library in Meeting Room A. The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion led by Dr. Negus Sankofa Imhotep. This is a rescheduled event that was previously to be held on Tuesday, January 16th.

The Road to Justice follows two groups on a civil rights tour through the American South as they reckon with our painful legacy of racial injustice. The first, a group of predominantly Black middle school students from Chicago: and the second, a group of older Americans who lived through the 1960s Civil Rights era. They come face-to-face with the leaders and everyday heroes whose courage and perseverance paved the way for future generations. View the trailer here

About the facilitator

Negus Sankofa Imhotep is the Cultural Competency Strategist for Rudison Consultancy Group, LLC. Negus is also the City of Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Commission Chair and an Executive Board Member with Des Moines Habitat for Humanity. He is the former Chair of the Iowa Commission on the Status of African Americans and Executive Board Member of the Iowa Human Rights Department.

Negus has connected several of Central Iowa's top employers with highly skilled untapped talent, assisted hundreds of marginalized central Iowans in securing gainful employment, and successfully advocated for more than 240 students who faced expulsion from the Des Moines Public School District.

Negus holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts with a concentration in Political Science from Excelsior College, a master's degree in public administration from Norwich University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Northcentral University. Be ready to be educated by this grand master of societal knowledge. A conversation with Dr. Negus might make certain people uncomfortable, but that's what he's here for. Speak Truth!

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate in this event, contact the Equity and Human Rights Office at 319-356-5022 or email Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.


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