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Emma Goldman Clinic, one of the first and last feminist women’s health clinics in the U.S., faces fresh challenges

The passing of a controversial anti-abortion bill in the Iowa Senate on May 2 — signed by Kim Reynolds on May 4 — puts the future of reproductive rights in jeopardy for many Iowans. As opponents plan to take up this fight with the courts, groups such as the Iowa City-based Emma Goldman Clinic (EGC) will continue providing education and services. […]

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Building bridges: Combat Paper workshops accompany ‘My Lai’ at Hancher

Lecture: Conversation with Drew Cameron of Combat Paper Iowa Memorial Union — Monday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. Combat Paper Workshop The Garden Room (123 E Washington St, Fl. 2) — Monday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. Hancher Auditorium will host two free public events featuring Combat Paper co-founder and Iraq War veteran Drew Cameron […]

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Crowdfunding campaign underway for ‘Gridshock: A Film about Sex Trafficking in Iowa’

Three Iowa natives are raising funds to begin production on the documentary Gridshock: A Film about Sex Trafficking in Iowa, a “wake-up call” regarding the world’s fastest-growing criminal enterprise. Gridshock will be an exploration of the sex trafficking trade in Iowa, uncovering “the underground and horrendous crimes that are running rampant in our communities,” according […]

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Iowa City Police chaplain program contested by national, local secular groups

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is raising constitutional objections to the Iowa City Police Department’s chaplaincy program, which the group argues is a violation of the legal barriers between church and state. […]

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‘I’m Not Racist…Am I?’ documentary screening and discussion will examine attitudes about race

A free Oct. 23 screening of the documentary ‘I’m Not Racist…Am I?,’ followed by a group discussion, will address questions about the nature of racism and help viewers recognize and respond to it in their own lives. […]

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P.O.S of Minneapolis’ Doomtree collective returns to the Blue Moose

Hip-hop artist P.O.S will be headlining an Iowa City concert with special guest B L A C K I E and opening act AWTHNTKTS at the Blue Moose Tap House on the evening of Sept. 22. The early show starts at 6 p.m.; tickets are $15-18. […]

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Iowa workers and activists continue to fight for higher wages and support for unions

It has been two years since the Johnson County Board of Supervisors made state history by raising the minimum wage to $10.10. After this and other local measures to raise the minimum wage were crushed by the Republican-dominated state legislature, workers have vowed to keep fighting, and Iowa organizations are not waiting until the 2018 election season to take a stand. This Thursday, for example, the a Unite for Worker Justice rally will take over the Iowa City Ped Mall to highlight the ways local activists are striving to defend workers’ rights, as well as fighting for immigrant families. […]

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