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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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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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Native Lands: Belonging and Reclaiming. An Obermann Conversation

Shelley Buffalo and Carrie Schuettpelz share their experiences as indigenous women who have thought hard about issues of belonging. Together, they'll consider what it means to belong to a...

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End of Life and Grief - COVID's Lessons | An Obermann Conversation

The past year has made the end of life and grief a daily communal event, as we receive numbers from the headlines and news from friends and family. In the West, death and grief have often been...

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Food Insecurity in Johnson County | An Obermann Conversation

As of five years ago, about 14% of Johnson County residents were considered food insecure, meaning that they had limited or uncertain access to certain and nutritious food. After nearly a year of...

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Out in the Field: Finding Wonder | An Obermann Center Conversation

Three researchers whose work takes them into the field reflect on the experience of being far removed from screens, phones, and what many of us associate with everyday work. George Peterson, the...

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Little Resurrections: Laboring to Find Wonder in Our Work | An Obermann Conversation

Join a minister, a dancer, and a religious anthropologist for a conversation about social justice, the body's awe-inspiring movement, and the tension between the mundane and profound...

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Iowa Women of the Great Migration: The Maid Narratives

Celebrate Women’s History Month and learn about the remarkable women who labored as domestic workers from the 1930s to 1950s and were interviewed for the book The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics...

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ICE Raids and Community Well Being | Obermann Conversations

Researchers and nonprofit workers discuss the effects of ICE raids on the health and well-being of communities.

Obermann Conversation series is cosponsored by the Iowa City Public Library...

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