One Community, One Book Author Keynote

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Our 2021 One Community, One Book selection is Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Aftermath of Incarceration by Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller. Dr. Miller will join us during the annual Iowa City, City of Literature Book Festival.

In this moving text, Dr. Miller presents the story of incarceration and its impact on those it touches, an impact extending far longer than peoples' incarceration and significantly affecting the lives of family and friends also. With the use of personal stories and in-depth research, Dr. Miller shows how the system has discrimination built in at every level,  creates obstacles to already disadvantaged groups, and therefore reinforces and exacerbates societal inequities. Join us for the virtual Author Keynote on Thursday, October 21 at 7pm (CST).

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