"Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories" virtual event to take place March 2


In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Office of Equity and Human Rights is pleased to host “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” presented by Traci Sorell. Sorell writes award-winning fiction and nonfiction for young people. The presentation will share how Sorell came to writing from a career in law, why stories centering on Indigenous Persons and Nations are critical for everyone to know regardless of age, and ways in which she shines a light on women and other overlooked groups in contemporary US life.

Sorell is a two-time Sibert Medal and Orbis Pictus honoree for her nonfiction work. Her first five books received awards from the American Indian Library Association. Prior to writing for young people, she taught at the University of North Dakota School of Law and the University of New Mexico, worked as an attorney assisting tribal courts nationwide, advocated for national Native health care, and directed a national nonprofit serving Indigenous elders. You can learn more about Sorell and her work at www.tracisorell.com.

How to participate

The presentation will take place via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2023. Sign up here.

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Human Rights Investigator Kristin Watson at 319-356-5015 or kristin-watson@iowa-city.org. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.