The University of Iowa Speaker Series at Oakdale is a new pilot program beginning this fall featuring volunteer UI educators teaching one-evening short courses to a select group of incarcerated men. The project is the brainchild of Kathrina Litchfield, a PhD candidate in Language, Literacy, and Culture in the College of Education, who started volunteering at the prison in 2011. Litchfield and her planning committee have organized a two-day community conference focused on the current situation in Iowa pertaining to education, incarceration, and reentry. The conference, which is free and open to the public, will take place September 8 and 9 on the UI campus
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