‘The Iowa Lawyer’: Five female attorneys from Iowa who made history

Arabella Mansfield was born Belle Aurelia Babb just outside of Burlington, Iowa in 1846. By the age of 23, Mansfield would become the nation’s first woman to be admitted to practice law, clearing a path for generations of women — including four of Iowa’s foremost orators, teachers, attorneys and civil rights activists — to take up the practice in the 150 years since. […]

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Protesters gather at the Old Capitol as Sen. Grassley holds hearing on sexual assault charges against Judge Kavanaugh

Protesters gathered on the steps of the Old Capitol at noon to call on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, or at least conduct a thorough investigation of the charges of sexual assault brought against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and two other women. […]

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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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