Join us at the African American History Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids on Friday, July 29 for an amazing day of speakers about struggles for racial justice.
This event is sponsored by Iowa State University School of Education's course "Teaching and Learning Iowa History: Iowans and the Civil Rights Movement". The focus of this summer's session is "Iowans & Struggles Against Anti-Black Racism" and we've invited two national speakers to talk about current issues related to modern-day racial segregation as well as how the history of the Civil Rights Movement is taught in schools. The general public is welcome to attend for FREE! Please RSVP for this event here.
"The Problem We All Live With: The Continuing Fight for an Equal Education for All Children" - July 29, 9-10:30 AM
Award-winning New York Times Magazine journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will speak about her work that investigates how residential and school re-segregation throughout the United States is maintained through official action and policy. We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Hannah-Jones back to her home state of Iowa and to help celebrate her recent Peabody and Polk awards for powerful work that was broadcast on NPR's This American Life.
Jenice View, Ph.D.
"Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching" - July 29, 10:40-12:40 AM
George Mason University professor Dr. Jenice View will engage the audience in an interactive session that highlights problems with how the history of the Civil Rights Movement is often taught and offer ideas for alternative approaches. We welcome Dr. View back by popular demand after her presentation last summer. She is the co-editor of the acclaimed book Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching.
Please RSVP for this event here and feel forward this information widely through your networks.
Both talks will take place at the African American History Museum of Iowa at 55 12th Ave SE in Cedar Rapids. Afternoon events are also open to the public, including an "Activist Round Table" discussion about past and present student activism for racial justice in Iowa's schools. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email course leader Katy Swalwell, Ph.D. at email@example.com. Space is limited, so sign up soon!
It is also not too late to sign up for the online class running from July 1-31 if you want to learn more about this history in Iowa. It is free for the general public, $100/credit for 1-3 licensure renewal credits for K-12 teachers, and regular tuition rates for 3 undergraduate or graduate credits.