Al-Mutanabbi Street Reading

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Join us in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber for a reading dedicated to freedom, equality, and social justice in honor of the Al-Mutanabbi Street bombing in Baghdad, Iraq. This attack on academia and culture on March 5, 2007 inspired a book arts response in the form of an annual community reading. Each year, poets, writers, artists, teachers, and students are encouraged to organize readings all around the world. This year, one will take place at the center of the University of Iowa campus.

The reading is set to start at approximately 3:30 p.m., following the Piano Sunday's music recital (free and open to all). Guests are invited to join for both.

This programming is in conjunction with current exhibition Shadow and Light: Honoring Iraqi Academics, now on display in the Old Capitol Museum.

Sunday, March 5, 2023 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Senate Chamber
21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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