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.

Black Stories at the Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines Art Center 4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines

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 […]

21-Day Equity Challenge

Online Virtual

Join thousands of central Iowans uniting to learn and grow together. The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect […]

2020 Refugee Summit: Getting Through COVID-19 Together

Online Virtual

This year’s summit will offer community partners tools and resources to better serve our refugee communities as we navigate our way through COVID-19. RACI is hosting a series of webinars […]

Street Collective Transportation Equity Panel

Online Virtual

The Transportation Equity Panel is a conversation on transportation equity within the city of Des Moines and how transportation plays an integral role in systemic racism. Even as active transportation […]

Conversations in Color Series – Moment to a Movement

Online Virtual

During this session of Conversation in Color, Kimberly Davis will discuss the unrelenting commitment that is required of bold and courageous leaders to transform this “Moment to a Movement”, and […]

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 […]

Free

Addressing Implicit Bias in Organizational Structures

Online Virtual

This webinar is hosted by National Council for Behavioral Health Research shows that African Americans, Latinos and other historically marginalized communities, continue to face disproportionate challenges within organizational processes and practices, […]

2020 Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities

Online Virtual

Now in its 8th year, the Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities continues to address racial disproportionality in Iowa’s criminal justice system and other disparities. Join us October 29, 2020. […]

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 […]

Free

2020 Virtual LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit

Online Virtual

Welcome to the 2020 Virtual LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit! The virtual format of this annual event consists of four individual sessions. A diverse group of presenters will provide resources for employers […]

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 […]

Free
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