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Protecting the Voices of Our Youth

  • Tinker v. Des Moines

  • Date: February 26, 2019 7:30 PM
  • Location: Senate Chamber, Old Capitol Museum
  • Cost: Free

In December 1965, Mary Beth and John Tinker decided to wear black armbands to school to protest the war in Vietnam. When the Des Moines Public School Board got wind of the upcoming protest, they passed a preemptive ban. When Mary Beth arrived at school on December 16, she was asked to remove her armband. When she refused, she was sent home. Four other students were suspended, including her brother John Tinker. Continue Reading

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A Different Kind of Career: Under Cover in the CIA

  • Jim Olson

  • Date: March 7, 2019 7:30 PM
  • Location: Senate Chamber, Old Capitol Museum
  • Cost: Free

Imagine living a lie for 31 years. That’s what James Olson and his wife Meredith did while spying for the CIA. Spying for his country was the furthest thing from his mind when Olson, a farm boy from Iowa, received a mysterious phone call that changed his life forever. In his lecture, Olson takes you inside the real world of being a CIA spy. Continue Reading

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