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

Combating Hate Crimes


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/ … Continue reading Combating Hate Crimes

Celebrate Juneteenth


The Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) would like to cordially invite you and your family to the BFSA Summer BBQ/ Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 17th from 4:00-7:00pm at Inis Grove Park at the Shagbark Shelter (See Directions). There will be games, face painting, a bounce houses and other fun activities!

Understanding Implicit Bias


Join the Ames Progressive alliance as we explore the concept of implicit bias. From the organizers: The Ames Progressive Alliance is Partnering with the Ames Public Library, City of Ames Human Relations Commission, the Ames branch of the NAACP, and Black Lives Matter: Iowa. This workshop is designed to help us understand our implicit biases, where they … Continue reading Understanding Implicit Bias