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Social Justice

Social Justice

Civil Rights Oral History Database

This project involves the implementation and organization of an oral history database project for Waterloo citizens, with a specific focus on Civil Rights leaders in the community, many of whom are now elderly.

Waterloo Housing Policy Briefs

Students in the Department of Rhetoric class Public Policy and Persuasion will develop policy briefings for Waterloo community partners, focusing on housing issues such as obstacles to home ownership, rental policies, and neighborhood stabilization.

Church Row Neighborhood Walkability and Accessibility Study

Combined with the effort to create the Church Row neighborhood plan, a course in the School of Planning & Public Affairs will assess the walkability and accessibility of the Church Row neighborhood, particularly focusing issues of equity that...

Waterloo Fair Chance Initiative Study

As a step towards addressing inequities and racial disparities, the City of Waterloo City Council passed the Fair Chance Initiative, an ordinance which “bans the box,” removing questions about criminal history from job applications and preventing...
Columbus Junction Interview

Columbus Junction Community Storytelling Project, Part 2

Students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning course Community Development in the Upper Midwest interviewed several Chin Burmese residents of Columbus Junction to produce a short film about their sense of home in their new community...
Columbus Junction

Columbus Junction Community Storytelling Project, Part 1

Students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning course Community Development in the Upper Midwest worked with Latinx teens in Columbus Junction's Upward Bound program to produce videos and books that help tell the 150 year story of the...
Translation Class

Webster City - English to Spanish Translation

Students in the course Translation Workshop and Independent Study student Vanessa Guzman in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese translated documents into Spanish for Webster City and the Kendall Young Library in order to serve the community's...