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Paola Mendoza, Women’s March organizer and Flyover Fest speaker, discusses the art of resistance

Since the historic Women’s March in 2017, Paola Mendoza’s art and activism has stretched from the Grammy Awards to New York Fashion Week to the star-studded People’s State of the Union. In April, she will discuss intersectionality and with Iowa City audiences as part of the Together We Rise book tour. […]

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Interview: Writer José Orduña on the U.S.’ inconsistent immigration policies, Trump rhetoric and the scapegoating of migrants

José Orduña reading Prairie Lights — Thursday, Apr. 21 at 7 p.m. In José Orduña’s recently published debut, The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration, he explores his path through the naturalization process, from his early life as a “removable alien” in Chicago, to becoming a United States citizen during his time in Iowa […]

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Iowa City pastor Max Villatoro deported to Honduras

Iowa City resident and Mennonite pastor Max Villatoro has been deported to his home country of Honduras despite widespread protest, according to a news brief released this afternoon by the Center for Worker Justice (CWJ). David Leopold, Villatoro’s lawyer, received the following confirmation email from ICE officials, according to the CWJ: Good afternoon. This is […]

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