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Human Rights Symposium



32nd Annual Des Moines Civil & Human RightsSymposium

"Blueprint to Building Community"



March 14, 2018

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312


On March 14th, 2018, the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission will hold its 32nd annual symposium. Last year we hosted a symposium on "Poverty Affects Us All". We had over 500 attendees, our largest audience to date. The theme for this year's symposium is "The Blueprint to Building Community". This theme highlights the symposium goal of uniting residents across the Des Moines Metropolitan area for the greater good of the community. We believe that the blueprint to building community is eliminating systemic racism, being truly inclusive, alleviating poverty, improving economic conditions for everyone, having just laws, and getting to know your neighbor. We have organized five symposium tracks based on that belief: Eliminating Racism, Inclusion, Poverty & Economics, Law & Justice, and Know Thy Neighbor. 


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Civil & Human Rights Award Nominations

Now accepting nominations for 2018 Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Commission Awards. 


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