a civility project of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa








11:45 am – 1:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
310 Fifth Street SE, Cedar Rapids

$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch

More Americans have died from firearms in the past 50 years than in all wars since America was founded. As deaths from infectious disease, auto accidents, and home fires continue to decline, firearm deaths escalate. This presentation will look at the issue from a public health standpoint and analyze the preventive measures that could impact this epidemic.

Dr. Mary Kemen has been an anesthesiologist in Cedar Rapids for nearly 25 years. A Minnesota native, she earned her undergraduate degrees and MD at the University of Minnesota, completed her residency at the University of Chicago, followed by a two-year fellowship at the University of Iowa. Dr. Kemen worked for Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan and Nigeria over a two-year period and has volunteered at a free clinic for over a decade.

Reservations must be made by Tuesday, October 4.
Email or call 319.364.6148. If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, payment for your reservation is appreciated if you do not cancel by the Tuesday deadline.

Yes, there really is such thing as a free lunch!
lunchonusBeginning September 2016, we are rewarding you for bringing guests to Intersections! All you need to do is RSVP by the Tuesday prior to the luncheon as you’ve always done and include the name(s) of the person(s) you’ve invited to attend. Once five people new to Intersections have attended an educational luncheon upon your invitation, we’ll waive your fee for one Intersections (a $10 value)! And another perk: each guest dines at no cost on their first visit! The best part is, we’ll keep track of your guest attendance list for you, so no punch cards to keep track of or tickets to remember! Please feel free to contact Kristin with any questions: 515.279.8715 or Who are you going to invite?

Who should be attending Intersections?
We want Intersections to reach more people in the greater Cedar Rapids area. And, we need your help! Please consider inviting a couple of friends (or more!) to attend Intersections with you. Make sure you give us their names when you make your reservation. Thank you for your help!

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You can now find Intersections on Facebook. We will have updated info on speakers for the coming months. Reservations will still need to be made by email or phone.

Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.