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 Joy is Unbreakable: An Evening in Community

Online Virtual

Listen to and engage with honored guest author Dani McClain, whose writing focuses on race, reproductive justice, policy, and politics. In 2019, she published We Live for the We: The […]

2022 Lunar New Year: Learn About Chinese Traditions

Waukee Public Library 950 S Warrior Ln, Waukee, IA, United States

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, the most important festival in Chinese society by learning more about Chinese culture! CultureALL Ambassador, Phoebe Liang D’Alessandro, will share traditions surrounding the celebration of […]

Step Afrika!

Des Moines Civic Center 221 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA, United States

Step Afrika! introduces audiences to the importance of stepping in cultural identity, the use of body percussion as a means of communication, and to the continuity of the use of […]

An Evening with Dr. Cornel West

BC Black History Awareness Society

This virtual talk will feature Dr. Cornel West, a professor at Union Theological Seminary and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Yale, […]


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. […]

Conversations in Color

Online Virtual

The 2020 murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery inspired millions to protest across the country and around the world. The outcomes of both trials reverberated well beyond the borders […]

Black History Month Inventors: For Kids

Forest Avenue Library 1326 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA, United States

Join the Forest Avenue Library for a celebration of famous Black inventors from history. Enjoy a variety of hands on STEM activities and make and takes themed to some of […]

Wonders of Buxton Virtual Presentation

Online Virtual

Step back in time to Buxton, an early 20th century coal-mining town once referred to as “the black man’s utopia in Iowa.” Buxton, which existed for only two decades at […]


DART: How to Ride Training (Virtual)

Online Virtual

DART staff provides small group training to help individuals learn to ride the bus in Greater Des Moines. Training will demonstrate how to plan a trip, read maps and schedules, […]