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Civil Rights Speaker: Nicole Novak

Immigrant Policy and Enforcement

  • Date: 10/02/2019 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  
  • Location: Marion City Hall
    1225 6th Avenue
    Marion, Iowa 52302
  • Introduction: The Marion Civil Rights Commission is hosting a speaker at its upcoming meeting to encourage dialogue relative to civil rights issues. The next presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 in the Council Chambers at Marion City Hall (1225 6th Avenue, Marion).

Nicole Novak, PhD, MSc is a social epidemiologist and community health researcher from the University of Iowa Immigrant and Refugee Health and Well-being Research Group. Her work focuses on health equity and health disparities in the United States, specifically the structural and policy influences on the health of immigrants, Latinos and rural residents. 

Novak grew up in Iowa and first became interested in public health while working at mobile clinics for migrant agricultural workers in Eastern Iowa. She will discuss immigration policy and enforcement in Iowa and other rural regions, and the implications of rural immigration control and enforcement (ICE) for community health and well-being.

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