Labor and civil rights struggles in Iowa's past, present and future

2520D University Capitol Centre
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Poster for Labor and Civil Rights Struggle event

The Public Policy Center is a co-sponser of this event. This one-day campus-community conference will draw on Iowa's rich history of intertwined struggles for workplace and civil rights into dialogue with present-day movements for racial and economic justice.

Featured speakers and workshop sessions:

  • Carmen Berkely, Director, AFL-CIO Civil, Human and Women's Rights Department
  • William P. Jones, Professor of History, University of Minnesota; author of The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights
  • Case studies from Iowa labor and civil rights history
  • Resources for sharing, teaching and learning Iowa labor and civil rights history
  • Panel discussion with local and regional activists
  • Sneak peek of new Iowa Labor History Oral Project exhibit in the UI Mobile Museum

Free and open to the public. Lunch provided to registered participants; please register by March 20 by calling 319-335-4144.

Check out the Facebook event here

The poster for the event is available here


Sponsored by the UI Labor Center and Iowa Labor History Society.
Co-sponsors include: UI Department of History, UI Center for Human Rights, UI Public Policy Center, and UI Chief Diversity Office.

Individuals with disabilities are welcome at all UI events. To request an accommodation in order to participate, contact the UI Labor Center in advance: 319-335-4144.