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Economic Development as Social Justice: An Obermann Conversation

This summer, a new Story Map of Black-owned businesses in Johnson County was created. It connects users to a rich and ever-growing directory of businesses and entrepreneurs in the eastern Iowa...

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Why Anne Frank Still Matters: An Obermann Conversation

For several generations, Anne Frank has been a household name—the WWII diarist whose posthumously published book has been translated into more than 70 languages. But do younger generations know...

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Teen Works - Career Exploration: Non-profits, Museum, and Library Sciences

Get a feel for different careers from community members who work in different fields! Each month we’ll feature two community members from a different employment sector. This is a great way to find...

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What Is Critical Race Theory? Perspectives from Business, Law & Sociology | An Obermann Conversation

On July 1, 2021, Iowa House File 802 became law. Though the Act does not specifically mention “Critical Race Theory,” CRT was cited in discussions of the Act, and the Act restricts when and where...

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Trans Health & Medical Care: Where We Are, Where We Came From: An Obermann Conversation

Surfacing in the mid-twentieth century yet shrouded in social stigma, transgender medicine is now a rapidly growing medical field. In this virtual Obermann Conversation, UI alum and Michigan State...

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Teen Works - Career Exploration: Be a DJ/Entrepreneurship | Iowa City Public Library

Get a feel for different careers from community members who work in different fields! Each month we’ll feature two community members from a different employment sector. This is a great way to find...

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Teen Works - Career Exploration: Education | Iowa City Public Library

Get a feel for different careers from community members who work in different fields! Each month we’ll feature two community members from a different employment sector. This is a great way to find...

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Teen Works - Career Exploration: Construction and Trades | Iowa City Public Library

Get a feel for different careers from community members who work in different fields! Each month we’ll feature two community members from a different employment sector. This is a great way to find...

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Neighborhood NESTS: Building community-education partnerships

As it became clear last summer that the 2019-20 school year would include various kinds of online learning and other interruptions to schooling as usual, a group of community leaders joined forces...

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Teen Works - Americorps and Americorps VISTA Career Exploration | Iowa City Public Library

Get a feel for different careers from community members who work in different fields! Each month we’ll feature two community members from a different employment sector. This is a great way to find...

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