Livestream: The Green Room presents Lisa Lucas on Monday, Sept. 25

At the Englert, on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., Lisa Lucas will anchor a night that focuses on literature and its unique role in shaping homes that wonder about the mysterious and tolerate differences. As an added bonus, Kiese Laymon will provide a reading before her lecture. Mallory Hellman, director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project, will kick the evening off. […]

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A List: Jane Elliott, the teacher behind the Blue Eyes/Brown exercise, is still fighting

Jane Elliott, 85, has spoken out against racism since April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. Elliott worked as a third grade teacher in an all-white classroom in Riceville, Iowa. She had considered performing the experiment before, but decided she needed to enact it that Tuesday. She divided her class into two groups, treating them differently based on the color of their eyes — the birth of her famous Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes exercise. […]

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Livestream: The Green Room presents Zach Wahls on Monday, Aug. 28

The Green Room presents: Zach Wahls and Shelter House The Englert Theatre — Monday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Livestream: Little Village Mag on Facebook Iowa City native Zach Wahls shot into national prominence when his testimony before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee on being raised by two mothers became the most-watched political video of […]

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