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The UICHR is proud to encourage our community to read and discuss this year's One Community, One Book selection The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson. While we value the important questions that Wilson raises in her memoir about her conversion to Islam, we also wish to expand our conversations to include more Muslim voices. To that end, the OCOB Extended Discussion Series provides opportunities for some additional perspectives that celebrate complex, intersectional identities.

All discussions meet on Thursdays at 5pm in the UI Main Library Learning Commons, Group Area E. These events are free and open to the public.


 September 28th – Iranian music duo Niyaz discuss the influence of Sufism in their art

October 5th – Public book discussion of The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson

—October 12th – Lecture & book signing with Palestinian journalist Sayed Kashua (meeting in C131 Pomerantz); signed copies of Native available for cash/check purchase
—October 19th – Conversation with Muslim immigrant students enrolled at Kirkwood Community College
—October 26th – Identity representation in popular media -- workshop with Professor Corey Creekmur
—November 2nd – UIHC Dr. Brad Erickson discusses his free medical clinic work in the West Bank, focusing on the trauma inflicted on children surviving in a war zone

Thank you to our Co-Sponsors of OCOB 2017: Hancher, UI Libraries, Coralville Public Library, UI Chief Diversity Office, CCOM Office of Cultural Affairs & Diversity Initiatives, & Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and our community partners, Iowa City Public Library, Iowa Digital Engagement & Learning (IDEAL), & the Department of Rhetoric.