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Pentacrest rally announced in solidarity with Charlottesville anti-racist activists, POC

A rally will be held this evening on the University of Iowa Pentacrest in solidarity with the anti-racist activists and people of color in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is set to begin at 5 p.m. Charlottesville was the site of escalating unrest last night and into today. A white supremacist group called Unite the Right organized […]

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Updated: This week in political activism: May 15-21

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Learn how housing insecurity affects your community and how to address it Homelessness Excludes No One Greene Square Park (5th St SE, Cedar Rapids) and Cedar […]

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Democracy in Crisis: Populism, belonging and inside jokes at Trump’s reality show rally

It’s hard to know what to make of these post-election Trump rallies. The latest one, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was intended to celebrate his first 100 days in office. It also served as a distraction from the People’s Climate March, which brought hundreds of thousands of demonstrators to D.C., and the White House correspondents’ dinner, which […]

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Photos: Large turnout to support Muslims at the Mother Mosque of America

A large crowd gathered on Sunday, March 26 at the Mother Mosque of America to show support for Muslims in Iowa and throughout the United States. The Mother Mosque was the first Mosque built in North America and now acts as cultural center, with the mission, according to their website, to “preserve, present and share the history of Islam in America.” […]

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