• Sypmosium Kickoff Event

    This poverty simulation is designed to help participants understand what a typical low-income family goes through trying to survive month-to-month. Experience the challenges that families with limited resources face daily. Sign up today!

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  • Keynote Speaker is Richie Reseda

    From The Feminist on Cellblock Y, keynote speaker Richie Reseda will lead sessions on how to get involved in grassroots legislative efforts and create change with social impact media. Register now at www.bit.ly/progressDSM

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  • Speaker, Mike Draper from The Greatest Store in the Universe

    From The Greatest Store in the Universe, Mike Draper will talk about how he turned his passion into action with his entrepreneurial venture, RAYGUN. Register now at www.bit.ly/progressDSM

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  • Community Centered Dialogue

    This ongoing, community-centered dialogue and strategy series is designed to involve city and state government, business leaders, service providers, and at-large community members in collaborative, step-by-step solutions that are essential to a thriving city.

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  • File a Complaint

    As an impartial investigative agency, the commission determines through investigation, if a person was treated unfairly in violation of the City Code. This includes intake, filing, mediation, investigation, conciliation, and litigation.

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  • Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Symposium

    The 33rd Annual Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Symposium is March 20, 2019! Register now for a day packed with interactive workshops to address economic, social, political, and judicial progress.

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 Education and Training Options

The Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission has a responsibility set out in its ordinance to provide training regarding discrimination law and issues. We can provide presentations for a wide variety of age groups and focus each presentation on your groups’ specific needs or interests.


All training areas cover issues in relationship to a difference in treatment in the areas of: Age, Race, Color, Creed, Sex, national Origin, Ancestry, Religion, Disability, Sexual Orientation, and Familial Status.


Email Us if you have any questions concerning training.