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Migration is Beautiful: Stories from the Iowa Women’s Archives

Migration is Beautiful: Stories from the Iowa Women’s Archives
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 4:00pm

Presentation by Dr. Janet Weaver (PhD, 2019), at University of Iowa libraries, titled "Migration is Beautiful: Stories from the Iowa Women’s Archives."  The talk will feature extensive archives including oral histories about Mexican immigration to Iowa and an emphasis on work put into, http://migration.lib.uiowa.edu/.

Co-sponsored by University of Iowa Libraries, Department of History, University of Iowa, and LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) of Iowa

The mission of the Center for Worker Justice (CWJ) https://cwjiowa.org is to unite workers in Eastern Iowa across race and immigration status through education, direct service, and community alliances. We have ongoing projects on workplace conditions, civil rights, access to education, immigration, and affordable housing. Last year we received a Big Read grant https://www.arts.gov/initiatives/nea-big-read from the National Endowment for Arts centered on the book Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. Besides book discussions, Big Read programs organize events related to the general theme of the book chosen. Arts Midwest, which is administering our grant, will commission a writer and photographer for an article about our program. This is because CWJ is an unusual recipient of a Big Read grant, which ordinarily is given to libraries and universities.

Our program will run in May and June.  Here is a description of all the activities, some of which might be of interest to historians, can be found on a post near the top of the Center for Worker Justice webpage. https://cwjiowa.org/

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodemopjIrH9Q_EdKf_HxObGiJ98GyaF4z