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One Community, One Book

Sunday, October 20

3:00 - 4:15pm CST


The Fall 2024 One Community, One Book selection is "Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial," by Corban Addison. This event will be hosted in person at the University of Iowa. This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative, and the Iowa City Book Festival. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Author Keynote will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will last approximately 75 minutes. Author book signing will occur immediately following the lecture.


The One Community, One Book program is an annual community-wide reading project! If you are interested in collaborating or co-sponsoring One Community, One Book during the fall, please email UICHR at uichr@uiowa.edu.


This event will have ASL interpretation. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact UICHR in advance at uichr@uiowa.edu.

Nominate a Book

We collect nominations for OCOB. Simply fill out the quick survey!


Borrow from the UI library, public library, or buy from your favorite local book store!


Continue to learn more by watching the UICHR programming live or on YouTube.


Sign up for a local book club in Johnson County, through the public libraries!


Start your own book club and discuss human rights with our guide!

Past OCOB Literature Selections

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