Support our Muslim and refugee neighbors

Join the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, Interfaith Round Table of Wastenaw County, and Ames Progressive Alliance in standing up for our Muslim and refugee brothers and sisters. How can I help? Show your support of our Muslim and refugee neighbors by posting a sign in your yard or business. Order one here.

March for Science – Apr 22

The March for Science is officially scheduled for April 22, 2017 in Washington DC. Satellite marches are being organized across the country including in Des Moines Iowa. About the March (from ) The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. … Continue reading March for Science – Apr 22

Progressive Pints on Literacy

September 15, 2016 — Our second Progressive Pints night was focused on literacy challenges in our community. Several parents shared their personal stories, including Helen Blitvich of Decoding Dyslexia Iowa who has been a great advocate for students with dyslexia in our district. We also heard an update from Ames School Board member Alisa Frandsen on the Literacy Plan … Continue reading Progressive Pints on Literacy

Partnering to Protect: A Community Conversation on Race

July 17th, 2016 — Over 100 Story county residents came together to share stories of discrimination and brainstorm ways they could eliminate them. They wrote their ideas down.  The APA and Body of Christ Church pulled some categories of change from all submissions on which, we believe, together, we can have an impact. They are: Cultural sensitivity training for … Continue reading Partnering to Protect: A Community Conversation on Race

APA Community Game Night, April 2016

April 3, 2016 — We enjoyed an afternoon of amazing food, games, friends and community at Torrent Brewery! We got caught up on the great work the Ames Progressive Alliance has been doing with the Ames Community Solar Initiative and others to move progressive ideas forward.