Truth-telling along the Freedom Trail

Saturday April 13, 2019 began with the promise of a beautiful spring day full of sun and hope. Nine pilgrims gathered at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City for an introduction to the Underground Railroad in Iowa Pilgrimage. Sean Donaldson from the African American Museum in Cedar Rapids helped us understand some of the myths around the Underground Railroad as well as the historical events that led to the need for and use of the Underground Railroad.

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#DoesUILoveMe: letter of support

In late February 2019 the University of Iowa asked the Hawkeye community to tweet out reasons why they love the University of Iowa using the hashtag #iloveUIowa.  Many people did. But some students shot back with a question of their own: Does the UI love them?

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Freedom School returns, remains relevant

Damita Brown is part of an Iowa City-based organization that is launching a new Freedom School 360 program for teenagers and adults at Old Brick in Iowa City. The school will continue the education around issues of civil rights, discrimination and how to combat racism.

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Becoming Beloved Community

In February 2018, the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa launched the Beloved Community Initiative for racial justice, healing and reconciliation.

The vision for the Initiative was initially supported by a $5,000 discernment grant from The Episcopal Church and the commitment of space at Old Brick in Iowa City from the Diocese of Iowa, as part of the focus of the Board of Directors on racial justice.

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