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 and LGBTQ employees to cultivate safe and inclusive workplaces. Employers will learn more about the LGBTQ community, how to make more inclusive policies, and retain […]

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. The 2020 summit will offer a greater opportunity to address issues like the school to prison pipeline, Advocacy in 2020,  Ban the Box – fair […]

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, from hiring practices, to supervision and evaluation. These processes have been proven to be impacted by the systemic inequity within the policies themselves, as well […]

Spark Stories at the Des Moines Public Library with Renee Hardman

Online Virtual

Join us on Facebook for the premier of Renee Hardman's spark story.  You'll hear the “spark story” that motivated her to make the Des Moines Metro a better place to live. In 2017 Renee made history when she was elected as the first African American woman to the West Des Moines City Council in its 127 […]

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 to turn the emotion of the past 7 months into ACTION! We’ve all been forced to confront the levels and issues of racism, and in […]

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 such as biking, walking, and transit grows in the United States, transportation equity is a topic advocates, transportation planners and lawmakers are not consistently addressing. […]

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 that have been developed from specific input and feedback from our refugee community leaders. They will focus on 5 sectors: Education Employment Health Housing Mental […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 our lives and our community. 100% FREE to participate Receive an email every weekday Oct. 5 - Nov. 2 with links to recommended articles, videos, podcasts, and […]

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.

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