poster announcement

Our 2023 One Community, One Book is The Farm by Joanne Ramos. Told from the perspective of four women, The Farm explores gender, race, and class, and of who has access to power, freedom, and choice.


The Farm

Author Keynote & Book Signing

Sunday, October 8 at 1:30pm

C20 Pomerantz Center at the University of Iowa


This event is free and open to the public. This event will have ASL interpretation. Doors open at 1 p.m. Author Keynote begins at 1:30 p.m. Author book signing immediately following the lecture.

If you are interested in collaborating or co-sponsoring One Community, One Book during the fall, please email Erika Christiansen in advance at 

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 Erika Christiansen in advance at 319-335-3900 or 


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


Continue to learn more by watching the fall 2023 UICHR programming on Human Rights & Reproductive Justice.


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


Engage in a Social Justice Guided Art Tour at the Stanley Museum of Art on Thursday, September 28 at noon CST. Registration required, as space is limited.

Past OCOB Literature Selections

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