Inclusive Ames: Toward Building Community: First Understand Ourselves


From the organizers: Ross Wilburn, Diversity Officer at ISU and Associate Director of Community Economic Development, will lead discussion and activities about community and diversity. Participants will explore the dimensions of diversity that they personally bring to the community and/or work setting and work to better understand how these differences can be either strengths or … Continue reading Inclusive Ames: Toward Building Community: First Understand Ourselves

2018 Freedom Fun Banquet


From the organizer: “Leading A Culture of Change” Ames Branch of the NAACP – 2018 Freedom Fund Banquet Keynote Speaker: Aiddy Phomvisay – Director of Central Campus for the Des Moines Public Schools, 2014 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year For more information and to register visit: www.ameschamber.com > click: Community Events Individual $75 or a table … Continue reading 2018 Freedom Fun Banquet

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


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

International Peace Walk


From event organizers: IRIS will be hosting our third annual International Peace Walk on Saturday, September 23from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Ada Hayden Park. This educational and cultural awareness event is open to the public. All along the 3.2 mile trail at Ada Hayden Park, international student groups from ISU and other Ames-area cultural organizations … Continue reading International Peace Walk