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IBL Issues Call for Proposals for Fall Program Examining Institutional Structures: Race, Business, and the Law

The ongoing injustices occurring against Black people and others who are marginalized highlight a need for deep discussion and change.  Discussions about, and change within, the criminal justice system are vital, but they are not sufficient.  Racism is far more pervasive and includes areas encompassed by innovation, business, and the law.  The racism embedded within these legal structures and systems hobbles innovation, equity, and economic mobility.    

To support this discussion, the University of Iowa Innovation, Business, & Law Center will award up to six Innovation, Business, & Law Prizes for the development of talks on race, business, and the law.  Recipients will each receive $1500 to develop and present a 30-minute live talk via Zoom as part of a fall 2020 speaker series entitled “Examining Institutional Structures: Race, Business, and the Law.” Video recordings of the talks will be posted on the Innovation, Business & Law Center website.  Each talk will be followed by a facilitated small group discussion with the speaker through Zoom.  

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