Kim Cheeks - Office on Status of African-Americans News - April 12, 2019

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April 12, 2019

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DHR Youth Programs

The Iowa Department of Human Rights is recruiting youth to participate in their youth programs.

If you know any youth interested please have them sign up! 

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Upcoming Events and Programs

Evelyn K. Davis Center  

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Gateway Dance Theatre 

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach 

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Lady Like African American Women's Power Brunch

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Iowa State Bar Association

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Drake Relays Events

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Urban City Magazine

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Iowa Juneteenth

Celebrating 29 years of Iowa Juneteenth in Iowa  
Please visit the website at to learn more about Iowa Juneteenth.  Each year there is a Community Builders Appreciation Banquet where individuals are recognized in the state of Iowa in the areas of Education, Advocacy, Citizenship, Political Awareness, and our state-wide essay contest winners.
Nominate someone from your community  

All Nominations are due by May 10th, 2019

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The Privilege Institute


White Women Who Teach Black Boys Institute (WWTBBi)
Ames, Iowa on June 17-18, 2019
Throughout the keynotes and breakout sessions, you will walk away with ideas to accomplish the following:
  • develop learning environments that help Black boys feel a sense of belonging, nurturance, challenge, love & Moore
  • change school culture so that Black boys can show up in the wholeness of themselves
  • overcome your unconscious bias and forge authentic connections with your Black male students.
Read a little bit about why this learning is critical and needs to happen now.


See the flyer for more details.

Employment Opportunities

Alliant Energy 

American Red Cross 

Burke Corporation 

City of Ames

City of Des Moines 

City of Dubuque 

City of Iowa City

Denison Job Corps

Des Moines Water Works 

Fifth Judicial District 

G4S Jobs 

Hawkeye Community College 

Iowa State University 

Iowa State Extension and Outreach 4H Program 


MidAmerican Energy

Nexstar Media Group  

Nexstar Media Group 

Northwest AEA 

Planned Parenthood

State of Iowa 

State of Iowa Public Defenders Office 

Tribune Media Inc

Transportation Security Officers

United Way

University of Iowa

University of Northern Iowa 

Wellmark BCBS

Wells Fargo 

YWCA Blackhawk County 


Alzheimer's Association 

Bottle & Bottega 


Iowa House Democrats

Iowa House Republicans

Iowa Senate Democrats 

Iowa Senate Republicans

Jewels Academy 


National Urban League


Sentencing Project

Southern Poverty Law Center 

The Black Star Project 

The Great Frame Up

The Soul Town 

TBT News

Urban City Magazine