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Iowa International Center Dialogue Series Presents "Worth a Thousand Words: Bringing People and Cultures Together Through Photography"

November 9, 2017

DES MOINES, IOWA (Nov. 9, 2017) — The Iowa International Center (IIC) and Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; meredith.com) will continue the third season of the Dialogue Series with the program, “Worth a Thousand Words: Bringing People and Cultures Together Through Photography,” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Meredith Conference Core at 1716 Locust Street in Des Moines. The free cultural program is open to the public.

Attendees of November’s Dialogue program will hear from popular Des Moines photographer, Mirza Kudic, a refugee and veteran of the Iraq War. At age 14, Kudic and his parents fled the Bosnian War to the United States. Kudic graduated from high school and served in the U.S. Army for four years. After serving in Iraq, he found readjusting to civilian life difficult. Photography helped him rediscover his purpose.

Kudic garnered a large social media following for his photos of Des Moines, so he formed Des Moines Photo Adventures, which brings people across Iowa together for free photography lessons from him. In the Dialogue program, Kudic will discuss Des Moines Photo Adventures and the positive impact it’s made on his own life.

This program is part of the third season of the IIC and Meredith’s partnership to bring the Dialogue Series to Central Iowans. The popular programming offers the public opportunities to engage locally and discuss diverse cultural and international topics with fellow community members.

All programs will take place at Meredith’s headquarters, 1716 Locust Street, in downtown Des Moines. Free parking is available in the on-site parking ramp at 17th and Locust Streets, open for public use from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on scheduled program days. Signage in the parking ramp will direct people to the Conference Core.

Dialogue program attendees are welcome to bring lunch or purchase food from Meredith’s cafeteria, located outside the Conference Core.

For more information and complete descriptions of this and all Dialogue Series programs, please visit iowainternationalcenter.org/what-we-do/iic-international-dialogue-series/.


About the Iowa International Center

The mission of the Iowa International Center (IIC) is to build cultural respect at home and around the world, one person at a time. IIC has served Iowans with multilingual resources, educational opportunities and international exchange programs for more than 75 years. Free and open to the public, IIC’s Dialogue programs offer meaningful opportunities for the community to engage in conversations about global issues, Iowa’s connections abroad and the impact of these matters on their own personal experiences. For complete Dialogue program information, and links to video recordings of past Dialogue programs, please visit iowainternationalcenter.org, or call (515) 282-8269, ext. 13.

About Meredith Corporation

Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; meredith.com) has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.

Meredith's National Media Group reaches 110 million unduplicated women every month, including 70 percent of U.S. Millennial women. Meredith is the leader in creating and distributing content across platforms in key consumer interest areas such as food, home, parenting and health through well-known brands such as Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes, Parents, SHAPE and The Magnolia Journal. Meredith also features robust brand licensing activities, including more than 3,000 SKUs of branded products at 5,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. Meredith Xcelerated Marketing is an award-winning, strategic and creative agency that provides fully integrated marketing solutions for many of the world’s top brands, including The Kraft Heinz Co., Bank of America, WebMD, Volkswagen and NBCUniversal.

Meredith's Local Media Group includes 17 owned or operated television stations reaching 11 percent of U.S. households. Meredith's portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation's Top 25 – including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland – and 13 in Top 50 markets. Meredith's stations produce 700 hours of local news and entertainment content each week, and operate leading local digital destinations.