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.

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Exploring Racism in America

A series of lectures presented by Drake Law faculty and alumni which examine certain policies and practices perpetuating racial inequities. Note, all lectures are from 1pm to 2pm CST and are free to attend. September 4 - Unbiased Policing and Anti-Racial Profiling Legislation, Russell Lovell and David Walker September 11 - Over-Representation of Minority Children in the Child […]

Free

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 […]

2020 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit

Online Virtual

The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit’s mission is to bring businesses of diverse backgrounds together to share, learn, and celebrate the immigrant entrepreneurship experience and contribution to the overall community. Schedule 9:00 am – Opening Ceremony 10:00 am – Breakout Session I 11:00 am – Breakout Session II 12:00 pm – Lunch break / Networking 1:00 pm – Underwriting […]

Virtual Events to Celebrate Black History Month in 2021

Online Virtual

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. […]

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African Leadership Talk Series

Online Virtual

The African Service Providers of Central Iowa are pleased to present this monthly conversation series to address barriers facing African refugees and immigrants leading their communities in an impactful way. The purpose of these online events is for Central Iowa African Leaders to discuss and identify strategies and action plans with other leaders so we […]

Black Maternal Health Week: A Celebration of Black Kin

Online Virtual

This Black Maternal Health Week conference is grounded in reproductive justice and joy for Black people. About this Event Welcome! Reproductive justice is an international human rights framework with four basic tenants; the ability to have children, the ability to not have children, to parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities, and […]

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African Leadership Talk Series

Online Virtual

The African Service Providers of Central Iowa are pleased to present this monthly conversation series to address barriers facing African refugees and immigrants leading their communities in an impactful way. The purpose of these online events is for Central Iowa African Leaders to discuss and identify strategies and action plans with other leaders so we […]

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African Leadership Talk Series

Online Virtual

The African Service Providers of Central Iowa are pleased to present this monthly conversation series to address barriers facing African refugees and immigrants leading their communities in an impactful way. The purpose of these online events is for Central Iowa African Leaders to discuss and identify strategies and action plans with other leaders so we […]

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African Leadership Talk Series

Online Virtual

The African Service Providers of Central Iowa are pleased to present this monthly conversation series to address barriers facing African refugees and immigrants leading their communities in an impactful way. The purpose of these online events is for Central Iowa African Leaders to discuss and identify strategies and action plans with other leaders so we […]

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African Leadership Talk Series

Online Virtual

The African Service Providers of Central Iowa are pleased to present this monthly conversation series to address barriers facing African refugees and immigrants leading their communities in an impactful way. The purpose of these online events is for Central Iowa African Leaders to discuss and identify strategies and action plans with other leaders so we […]

Recurring

African Leadership Talk Series

Online Virtual

The African Service Providers of Central Iowa are pleased to present this monthly conversation series to address barriers facing African refugees and immigrants leading their communities in an impactful way. The purpose of these online events is for Central Iowa African Leaders to discuss and identify strategies and action plans with other leaders so we […]

Recurring

African Leadership Talk Series

Online Virtual

The African Service Providers of Central Iowa are pleased to present this monthly conversation series to address barriers facing African refugees and immigrants leading their communities in an impactful way. The purpose of these online events is for Central Iowa African Leaders to discuss and identify strategies and action plans with other leaders so we […]

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