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Featuring a conversation with

Heather Cox Richardson

Heather Cox Richardson is Professor of History at Boston College and author of the best-selling Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America. Her nightly newsletter, Letters from an American, reaches over a million readers! Heather’s work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and The Guardian, among other outlets. She has written about the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, and the American West in award-winning books whose subjects stretch from the European settlement of the North American continent to the history of the Republican Party.

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Moderated by REKHA BASU

This year’s award celebration is not one to miss! As an author and historian, Heather Cox Richardson — together in conversation with Rekha Basu — could not be a more perfect person to delve into this historic moment in our democracy.

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Faith & Freedom Award Recipients

ROB SAND | Iowa Auditor of State
Joy Corning Public Leader Award

Partner Organization Award

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We have taken on deeper organizing around Christian nationalism on top of our already full roster of work. We must continue growing our progressive voice in communities big and small. As our biggest fundraiser of the year, the award celebration enables this crucial programming to happen.

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We could not do this work without you. Thank you for your commitment to Interfaith Alliance of Iowa. We hope you will join us to celebrate all the work we’ve done together, to be inspired by Heather Cox Richardson along with Rekha Basu, and to honor the work of State Auditor Rob Sand and the League of Women Voters of Iowa!


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