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.

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

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

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

Coming to a RealizAsian: History & Identity of Asian American

Online Virtual

Led by Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodriguez of Iowa State University, Monsoon's Violence Prevention Program will explore the racial and cultural experiences of people who identify as Asians in the United States and what it means to be "Asian American" today. To register for the ZOOM, click here. To join the conversation on Facebook, click here.

2020 Chrysalis INSPIRED Event with Sunny Hostin

Online Virtual

INSPIRED is the foundation's annual fundraising and educational event. we present powerful speakers on meaningful topics, and learn from their wisdom and experience. this year our speaker is Sunny Hostin who will share her experience "from possibility to probability." Hostin is a 3-time Emmy Award winner and has co-hosted ABC’s The View since 2016. as a self-described Afro-Latina lawyer who grew up in the […]

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

South Asian Caste System & Gender-Based Violence

Online Virtual

With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Monsoon will be hosting a webinar focused on South Asian Caste System and gender-based violence. There will be a discussion on the ancient institutions that sanctifies identity and prompts social, political, and economic inequalities. This webinar will be via Zoom on October 13th from 1:00-2:30 pm and is free for all to […]

The Directors Council Nonprofit+Fintech Grant Cohort Event

The Directors Council and 4 of its member organizations recently received a $50,000 grant from the Financial Health Network.  This grant is for Nonprofit + Fintech* organizations to explore a Public Benefits Calculator. The Fintech partner is Leap Fund out of New York.  The TDC member nonprofits are Children & Families of Iowa, Evelyn K Davis Center for […]

Undesign: DSM Virtual Tour

Online Virtual

Join the Polk County Housing Trust Fund for a special virtual tour of Undesign the Redline for the United Way 21-Day Equity Challenge! In the 1930s, after the Great Depression, risk management maps of 239 cities were developed to show neighborhoods that were the best for investment and mortgage loans and which were not. These […]

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

Million-ish (Hu)man March

Capitol Complex 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines

From the heart of the country comes a movement to unite and lead to change. This will be an event to remember with local and national speakers and media coverage. What: Our Generation’s Million Man March: A Solidarity March in support of Black lives When: Saturday, October 17. Time 10am Where: Iowa State Capital Complex […]

Iowa Latino Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Iowa Department of Human Rights Lucas Building, 321 E 12th St, Des Moines

Many outstanding Latinos/as helped shape Iowa and many strong Latino leaders continue to contribute their talents and skills to improve the quality of life in this state. To recognize and honor these achievers and to provide visible examples for tomorrow’s Latino leaders, the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs established the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame […]

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