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April 2017

First Amendment Days at ISU

April 19, 2017 - April 20, 2017
Iowa State University IA United States

Celebrate the five freedoms provided by the First Amendment at the Greenlee School's 15th annual First Amendment Days celebration! Two days of talks, workshops, music, and more at ISU. See the event website for full schedule.

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May 2017

“The High Cost of Free Parking” a talk by Donald Shoup

May 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ames City Council Chambers, 515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010 United States

From the organizer: Donald Shoup has shown how you can solve the issue of parking availability everywhere, while decreasing parking spots and the cost to us all. This informative and entartaining talk by Shoup will break down the problems of parking, what causes them and where the fundamental problems lie. A community discussion will follow. It will show how the massive disaster of public parking policy reaches far beyond parking. This event is meant for the Ames community to inform…

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June 2017

Working Families Summit

June 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scheman Building, Iowa State Center Ames, IA 50010 United States

A day of progressives talking, listening to speakers, and attending classes on how to get active. More information will be released as the event approaches. Visit http://iowaworkingfamilies.com/ to register today!

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Combating Hate Crimes

June 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Des Moines University, 3200 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States

From the organizers: The Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Commission in conjunction with the US Department of Justice and Des Moines University are proud to present a Forum on Protecting Hispanic, African, African-American, and LGBTQ+ Communities Against Hate Crimes. This is free conference held at the Olsen Center at Des Moines University. Visit www.dmu.edu/about/campus/ for location details. This event is Free and Open to the Public. Light food and refreshments will be provided. All persons who would like to…

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August 2017

Leopold Center Listening Session

August 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hansen Ag Student Learning Center, 2508 Mortensen Rd
Ames, IA 50014 United States

A listening session to gather input on the future of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Iowa State University. The session, which is open to the public, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, 2508 Mortensen Road.

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September 2017

Urban Fringe Plan information session

September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Ames Public Library, 515 Doublas Ave
Ames, IA 50010 United States

How do we protect farmland in Story County? Avoid urban sprawl in Ames? Yet still accommodate economic growth? Story County's Urban Fringe Plan is one answer. Come to a community information session sponsored by the Ames/Story County LWV on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The session will be held at the Ames Public Library Auditorium and will feature Jerry Moore, Story County Planning and Development Director, who will explain the plan and how it has been implemented. Moore will specifically address how Story…

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January 2018

MLK Jr. Day: “Balancing Freedom of Expression and Diversity” conversation

January 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Memorial Union Ames, IA United States

From the organizer: The national conversation surrounding free speech and diversity issues on college campuses will continue with a lecture at Iowa State University next week. Mariah Watson, former student government president at the University of California, Davis and Howard Gillman, chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, will discuss First Amendment rights and the concerns of diverse populations on university campuses. “Balancing Freedom of Expression and Diversity: Campus Conversation” will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in…

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