Events 4 Equity

The Events 4 Equity Calendar features diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) related events of interest to the Greater Des Moines region. Events featured on the calendar are informational, educational, or informative in nature or are addressing equity within our region. This calendar was created by input from Capital Crossroads leadership and the Social Capital, who have been and continue to be an integral part of diversity, equity, and inclusion related work in the community.   To build a more equitable and inclusive region, Social Capital created the 4 Equity tool to focus on and start having conversations around racial equity. View or download the tool for use in your business or organization.

To submit an event for consideration on the calendar, see the “Submit an Event” button below. If you have any questions regarding the events or calendar, please contact Emily Kessinger.

Then. Now. When. An Educational Experience For Leaders Closing the Racial Equity Gap

Online Virtual

Transform your leadership practice to one that embraces racial equity as you seek to understand your role in creating a different future. The Then. Now. When. Educational Experience will give leaders a foundation in history, an understanding of local issues, encourage brave conversations, and result in meaningful action. Here’s how we’ll do it: Then. We […]

Addressing Islamophobia in your Personal and Community Work

Online Virtual

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Shenaaz Janmohamed, founder of Queer Crescent Healing, will provide guidance on improving personal and community wellbeing in the face of relentless anti-Muslim propaganda and attacks. QCH is a California-based organization that centers on community, safety, and healing arts for LGBTQIA+ Muslims. Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm CST […]

Iowa History 101: Immigration to Iowa

Online Virtual

Join Jeff Bremer, Associate Professor at Iowa State University, as he addresses immigration to Iowa in the 19th and 20th Centuries and shares some personal stories of immigrants.

Iowa History Month: Inkpaduta in Iowa: Dakota Decline, Dispossession, and Erasure

Online Virtual

Join Kevin Mason, Waldorf University professor, as he discusses the changing physical environment of Iowa in the 1850s, how the worst winter on record in northwestern Iowa led to escalating tensions between settler populations and Indigenous peoples in 1856-57, and what Inkpaduta’s attack on Spirit Lake means today.

Celebrate! Innovation (ciLive! 12)

Online Virtual

ciLive! 12 will be held virtually March 10-11 ciLive! at DMACC is celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2021. This year’s event theme is “Amplified” and features nine inspiring speakers from a variety of fields. Speaker presentations will be livestreamed and free for viewers to enjoy via YouTube, Facebook Live and through the free e360TV app […]