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Drake student promotes author discussion at Fort Des Moines Museum

As part of a special project for her class, Drake University graduate student Dayna Weltzin is promoting a discussion on Saturday, March 20, by Washington, D.C., journalist and author Katie McCabe.

“The main goal of our projects is to put into action our leadership
skills by helping to coordinate public relations efforts and connect
agencies in a common goal,” Weltzin said.

Weltzin and students in Drake’s Adult Learning and Organizational Performance course taught by Judge Celeste Bremer, adjunct professor of education, will attend the free, pubic talk at 11 a.m. at the Fort Des Moines Museum, 75 East Army Post Rd. in Des Moines.

McCabe will present a talk about her book, “Justice Older Than the Law: The Life of Dovey Johnston Roundtree.” A book signing will follow the presentation.

The presentation will focus on the memoirs by Johnston, a civil rights leader born in North Carolina. Johnston, much like Iowa’s civil and human rights leader Edna Griffin, also known as the “Rosa Parks of Iowa,” honed her leadership skills as an African American woman in the Women’s Army Corps.

The event is sponsored by Union Pacific, Wells Fargo, Polk Co. Women Attorneys and the U.S. District Court of Southern Iowa, with additional support provided by National Bar Association.