RELAX: TALK: GROW (RTG) is a networking/policy planning event hosted by the University of Iowa African American Council and the Public Policy Center. RTG combines fellowship, local artists and policy discussions. Addressing the experiences of Iowa City’s black folks both on and off campus, the runs from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at the Englert Theatre, and features a blend of relaxed socializing, creative performance and targeted conversation. The topic of this month's event is "Keeping Cultural Events Fresh." Panelists include:
Aura Strohschein began studying piano at 8 years old. She recently completed her DMA from the University of Iowa. As a performer and teacher, Strohschein integrates her faith and knowledge of trauma so that music may become a vehicle for healing.