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Episode 7: Access to Justice: A Personal Reflection on Black History Month, the Judiciary, and the Impacts on Black Iowans

Posted on 02/23/2021 at 12:00 AM by Marissa Gaal

Black History Month is an opportunity for us all to take some time in the month of February to reflect through the lens of the black experience in both the progress we as a nation have made and the continued work to be done in seeking equality in diversity, inclusion, equity, and access.

The Iowa Judicial Branch is taking this opportunity to continue to press forward in our mission of administering justice equally to all Iowans. In allowing for curiosity and striving to dig deeper, we aim to ask harder questions, remain open to learning, and apply this learning to the everyday work that we do in our efforts to administer fair and equal justice.

Today’s podcast demonstrates two women in leadership within the Iowa Judicial Branch committed to action-ing this through humble and curious conversation.

Host: Marissa Gaal
Moderator: Mark Busch
Guests: Kimberly Carson, Director of Training and Education and Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan Larson Christensen

Music from The Epic 2  by Rafael Krux

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