Kim Cheeks - Office on Status of African-Americans News - October 23, 2019

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October 23, 2019

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Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans 

Upcoming events:

October 25, 2019 l Lunch and Listen l 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM I Des Moines

October 25, 2019 l Quarterly Commission meeting l 1:30 - 3:30 PM I Des Moines

Upcoming Events and Programs

Census 2020

census 2020 sc

Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc
(Zeta Kappa Lambda Chapter)
Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sonority, Inc
(Iota Zeta Omega Chapter)

diabetes awareness

Iowa's Veterans

2019 Book drive

Investing In My Future (IIMF)

IIMF Upcoming High School Activities

IIMF have a number of upcoming workshops for October and November.  Please register using the links below!

IIMF upcoming hs events

Waterloo Iowa Civil Rights Awards

Friday November 15, 2019 in partnership with Friends of Iowa Civil Rights we will be hosting the second annual civil rights award event at Van. G, Miller Adult Learning Center. We will be giving awards to Cedar Valley volunteers that helped promote and market the Iowa Civil Rights Trail in Black Hawk County this past spring / summer. I also plan on educating the public about the 60th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and wife Coretta Scott first visit to Waterloo and the state of Iowa.. After the presentation a small group will take a tour of Downtown Waterloo's Civil war and civil rights historic places with our first stop at VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL and a few stops at sites the King family visited in 1959 CEDAR FALLS/WATERLOO. Below I attached a flier inviting everyone that would like to attend. this special event.

Charles Pearson
President/CEO Pearson Consulting LLC
Iowa Civil Rights Trail Project Coordinator

waterloo ICRA

WPS Sioux City

Registration now open!

The Privilege Institute (TPI) and The WPS Committee Sioux City, is pleased to announce the White Privilege Symposium – Sioux City (#WPSSC) registration is now open! This landmark symposium will take place at Courtyard (Downtown Sioux City), Friday night January 24th and Saturday January 25th, 2020. In keeping with the White Privilege Conference (WPC), the #WPSSC focuses on issues of systemic inequity and oppression through empowering, challenging and educational programming. Our workshops, keynotes and institutes provide practical tips, tools and strategies for combating systemic inequities. We are excited about our theme of #Igniting Passion Through Action.

The symposium is unique in its ability to bring together high school and college students, teachers, university faculty and higher education professionals, non-profit staff, activists, social workers and counselors, healthcare workers, members of the spiritual community and corporate arena, among many others.

Our website is now ready to be viewed. For more information about the conference, including how to register for and/or sponsor the event, please visit

#SpreadTheWord #RegisterEarly

What: WPS in Sioux City #WPSSC

Where: Courtyard (Downtown Sioux City)

When: Friday January 24th - Saturday January 25th, 2020

Theme: #Igniting Passion Through Action

Register to vote in Iowa here!

Employment Opportunities

ACLU of Iowa 

Alliant Energy 

American Red Cross 

Associated Milk Producers AMPI

Burke Corporation 

Cedar Rapids Community School District

City of Ames

City of Des Moines 

City of Dubuque 

City of Iowa City

Denison Job Corps

Des Moines Water Works 

EMC Insurance 

Fifth Judicial District 

G4S Jobs 

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Hawkeye Community College 

Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce 

Iowa State University 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 

Iowa State Extension and Outreach 4H Program 


MidAmerican Energy

Northwest AEA 

Planned Parenthood

State of Iowa 

Tribune Media Inc

Transportation Security Officers

United Way

University of Iowa

University of Northern Iowa 

U.S. Census 2020

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 

SURJ (Showing for Racial Justice) 

The Black Star Project 

The Great Frame Up

The Soul Town 

TBT News

Urban City Magazine

Urban Experience Magazine