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 Britney Samuelson.

Black Stories at the Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines Art Center 4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA

Black Stories presents the artwork by Black artists in the Art Center’s permanent collections, and aims to connect and partner with the community in the process. Two artists, Mitchell Squire and Jordan Weber, co-curated the exhibition component of the project. A group of Black community leaders forms an advisory committee to direct our work. This collaborative […]

The Indians of Iowa

Online Virtual

This Native American Heritage Month, join us in the virtual discussion about Iowa’s indigenous communities, their history, current reality, and how we can and must elevate their voices. RSVP at the link here.  We will hear from: Lance M. Foster (Irogre: Finds What is Sought, Bear Clan), b. 1960 is a member of the Iowa […]

Urban City Magazine – Black Art Exhibit at Mainframe

Mainframe Studios 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA

To celebrate Black History Month, Urban City Magazine is hosting a free Black art exhibit at Des Moines' Mainframe Studios from 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Proceeds from the event at 900 Keosauqua Way will go directly to the artists, said Thressy Jones, the magazine's editor and business administrator.