Thursday, October 21, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.,
Online Workshop (Zoom)

TLC Credit: Traditional 

Click to access the Zoom Meeting Room to attend this workshop.

Presenter: Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller

Our 2021 One Community, One Book selection is Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Aftermath of Incarceration by Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller. In this moving text, Dr. Miller presents the story of incarceration and its impact on those it touches, an impact extending far longer than peoples' incarceration and significantly affecting the lives of family and friends also. With the use of personal stories and in-depth research, Dr. Miller shows how the system has discrimination built in at every level,  creates obstacles to already disadvantaged groups, and therefore reinforces and exacerbates societal inequities.

Dr. Miller will come to campus during the week of the annual Iowa City, City of Literature Book Festival and will speak at Hancher Auditorium on the evening of October 21st, an event that will also be live-streamed.

If you are interested in participating in OCOB activities this year such as book clubs, discussions, film screenings, or author visits please reach out to us 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 the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.