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Mondo.NYC Speaker

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Andre Perry

Andre Perry

Director of Arts, Engagement, and Inclusion, University of Iowa

Andre Perry is a writer and arts worker based in Iowa City. His debut nonfiction book, "Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now," was hailed by NPR as "extraordinary" and Foreword called him "a fresh American voice that demands to be heard."

As the Director of Arts, Engagement, and Inclusion at the University of Iowa, he leverages the transformative power of the arts to build a campus climate of unity and inclusion.

Additionally, he works as the Senior Artistic Advisor & Festival Director for The Englert Theatre and he co-founded Iowa City's Mission Creek Festival (2006), a celebration of music and literature, as well as the multi-disciplinary festival of creative process, Witching Hour (2015).

He currently serves as a board member for GreenState Credit Union, Arts Midwest, and the National Independent Venue Association.