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.

Community Circles & Conversations Series: 2021 Series

Online Virtual

Community Circles & Conversations are monthly convenings that seek to build trusting relationships and share knowledge and resources with the Central Iowa nonprofit sector. Featuring a mix of timely local topics and issues relevant to nonprofit professionals, participants will hear from leaders in the field and engage in breakout discussions with peers. Register here. Participants […]

Building a Disability Inclusive Workplace with Becky Curran Keukela

Online Virtual

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. People with disability make up 12.6% of the U.S. population and 11.8% of Iowa’s population. Iowa’s unemployment is at 3.9% but the unemployment rate of persons with disability is at 9.1%(Source: Iowa State Data Center). Research has proven that companies who prioritize inclusion of individuals with disabilities are […]

Untapped Talent: Persons with Disabilities Experiential Learning Session- Whose Fault?

Online Virtual

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. People with disability make up 12.6% of the U.S. population and 11.8% of Iowa’s population. Iowa’s unemployment is at 3.9% but the unemployment rate of persons with disability is at 9.1%(Source: Iowa State Data Center). Research has proven that companies who prioritize inclusion of individuals with disabilities are […]

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 […]

Public Policy Issue Forum on Justice Reform

Online Virtual

The Greater Des Moines Partnership, along with Capital Crossroads and the Young Professionals Connection (YPC) will hold a series of public policy forums throughout 2021 to explore issues impacting DSM. Each forum will include a conversation of experts who will provide insights surrounding the policy implications of that priority issue. Register here. Zoom link will […]

Make It Ok Ambassador Training

Online Virtual

A Make It OK Ambassador is someone who has a passion for reducing mental illness stigma in their community. An Ambassador does not need to be an expert on mental health but someone who is interested in reducing stigma by increasing understanding and creating caring conversation about mental illness. Join this free, 2-hour raining that […]

Community Circles & Conversations Series: 2021 Series

Online Virtual

Community Circles & Conversations are monthly convenings that seek to build trusting relationships and share knowledge and resources with the Central Iowa nonprofit sector. Featuring a mix of timely local topics and issues relevant to nonprofit professionals, participants will hear from leaders in the field and engage in breakout discussions with peers. Register here. Participants […]

Advancing Women in Leadership

Online Virtual

Having a gender-diverse business not only increases companies’ financial possibilities, but also expands the skilled talent pool that employers have to search from. This event, led by Dr. Sian Proctor, a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and science communication specialist, will discuss the need for advancing women in leadership, how to advocate for more diversity from […]

9th Annual Inclusion Summit

1055 SW PRAIRIE TRAIL PARKWAY ANKENY, IOWA 50023 1055 SW PRAIRIE TRAIL PARKWAY, Ankeny, IA

The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s 9th Annual Inclusion Summit has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 10. The hybrid event is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the FFA Enrichment Center at the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus. Attendees will also have the option to join virtually. The event's […]

DonorConnect: Finding a Home in the Heartland

Online Virtual

Join to hear from local nonprofit organizations working to ensure refugees arriving to Iowa have the support they need to successfully acclimate. Catholic Charities of Des Moines, Lutheran Services of Iowa, US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa, and the Bureau of Refugee Services will highlight the challenges their organizations face […]

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 […]

Community Circles & Conversations Series: 2021 Series

Online Virtual

Community Circles & Conversations are monthly convenings that seek to build trusting relationships and share knowledge and resources with the Central Iowa nonprofit sector. Featuring a mix of timely local topics and issues relevant to nonprofit professionals, participants will hear from leaders in the field and engage in breakout discussions with peers. Register here. Participants […]

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