A Public Rhetoric Seminar on Housing and Human Rights in Iowa City
Date: Thursday, February 1st
Time: 7:00 p.m.?8:30 p.m.
Place: Iowa City Public Library, Room A
Public Rhetoric Seminars provide a forum to discuss and analyze texts
(speeches, reports, policy statements, and so on) about public issues
of local, regional, state, national, or global significance. The third
annual Public Rhetoric Seminar will focus on the minutes of the Iowa
City Human Rights Commission's meeting of January 25, 2005, and
especially on its discussion about the desirability of promoting
"scattered site" housing as an alternative to concentrating low-income
households in particular parts of the city.
POROI encourages all participants to read the text in advance of the
seminar. The document can be downloaded at http://www.icgov.org/boardminute/914.pdf.
From the minutes of the Iowa City Human Rights Commission, January 25,
"The providers of affordable housing face a tough situation because there are only so many places to build and certainly the new subdivisions, in their bylaws and covenants and what not, have a lot of ways to keep that sort of stuff out. ?It is such a difficult issue to talk about and seemingly progressive folks in this community don't want it in their back yard."
???????????????????????-- Matt Hayek, Chair, Scattered Site Housing Task Force, p. 6.
Panelists for Housing and Human Rights in Iowa City include the
following and others:
Jerry Anthony, Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Urban and
Regional Planning, and Chair, Iowa City Housing and Community
MaryAnn Dennis, Member, Greater Iowa City Community Housing Fellowship
Barbara Eckstein, Professor, Department of English
Daniel Gross, Associate Professor, Department of Rhetoric
Sam McCormick, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Communication Studies
James A. Throgmorton, Professor, Graduate Program in Urban and
Regional Planning and POROI
Bridget Tsemo, Assistant Professor, Department of Rhetoric
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
People with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of
Iowa events. If you require special accommodations to attend this
event, please contact us at 335-2753 or.
For more information about POROI, go tohttp://poroi.grad.uiowa.edu.