Thu, Oct 17 – Green Drinks (Des Moines)
From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Peace Tree, 317 E Court Ave. Come for the networking and good drinks, leave learning about two inspiring sustainability projects in Greater Des Moines and Iowa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. First 15 arrivals get free drink tickets. Guests under 21 are welcome — root beer is for sale at the bar. Short presentations at 7:00 p.m. $1 off all draws until 8:30 p.m. Click here for details.

Sat, Oct 19 – Iowa Latino Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Des Moines)
From 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave. Sponsored by Iowa Department of Human Rights. Five remarkable Iowans will be inducted, including a Latino youth and a recipient of the Governor D. Ray Award for Equity and Justice. Free and open to the public. Click here for details.

Thu, Oct 24 – LULAC NewsMaxTV Presidential Town Hall (Des Moines)
From 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd St. The LULAC Presidential Town Hall will be televised live at 7:00 p.m. on National TV. Doors will close promptly at 6:00 p.m. Due to extreme demand, registration is mandatory to accommodate attendees. LULAC Members will have first priority in seating. Participation will be confirmed by Mon, Oct 21. Click here for details and registration.

Thu, Oct 24 – Climate Change and Innovative Paths to a Sustainable Future (Mt. Vernon)
At 7:00 p.m. at Cornell College, King Chapel, 600 First Street SW. Nobel Prize winner and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will lecture. Chu has published over 280 papers in atomic and polymer physics, biophysics, biology, batteries, and other energy technologies. The event is free but tickets are required. Click here for details.

Thu, Oct 24 – Factory Farms Are Creating Superbugs– How We Can Protect Lifesaving Antibiotics – and Ourselves (Fairfield)
At 7:15 p.m. at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N Main St. The CAFO industry depends on low-dose usage of antibiotics to prevent disease in closely confined livestock, but this practice is generating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, contributing to a growing public health threat. Dr. Lance Price, a renowned microbiologist working on the forefront of this critical issue, will speak. Click here for details.

Sat, Oct 26 – Called to Climate Action with Katharine Hayhoe (Hiawatha)
From 8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 1350 Lyndhurst Dr. Iowa Interfaith Power and Light hosts this statewide interfaith gathering. This no-cost, student-led event includes interfaith prayer service, keynote by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a widely known evangelical Christian and climate scientist, and keynote response and discussion. Click here for details.

Sat, Oct 26 – 2nd Annual Latino Voices Together Gala (Des Moines)
From 5:00-7:30 p.m. at The Glass Box, 220 SE 6th St. This is the sole fundraiser for the Latino Political Network, the only organization focused on organizing and training Iowa’s Latinx community to run for public office. Featured speaker Lorena Chambers, a media strategist, and the only Latina to have ever produced broadcast commercials for a U.S. presidential campaign. Handicap accessible. Tickets $25. Click here for details.

Sat, Nov 2 – MFSA’s Fall Statewide Gathering (Des Moines)
At 9:45 a.m. at Trinity Las Americas UMC, 1548 8th St. Keynote speaker Ann Naffier, attorney with Justice for Our Neighbors, speaks about immigration, the situation on the border and the work of JFON. Lunch will be provided for a free will offering. The plenary, which follows will include the election of officers, as well as discussion of the “Loved and Liberated Proclamation.” Click here for details.

Mon, Nov 4 – SOIL 2019: Searching for Solutions for Iowa’s Land and Water (Des Moines)
From 8:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m. at Drake University Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave. SOIL 2019 is premised on searching for solutions and new approaches to protect our soil and water. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear many of Iowa’s leading conservation thinkers and officials – the people leading efforts and research to develop the new approaches we need to explore. Click here for details and registration.

Thu, Nov 7 – Land, Lunch, & Learn (Des Moines)
From 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Botanical Center, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr. Geared for non-operator land owners, learn the latest and best practices to improve soil health, wildlife habitat and make money on your farm through guest speakers, panel discussions, and interactive audience conversations. Click here for details. For reservations, contact Mike at or Christine at

Sat, Nov 16 – PSR 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum (Iowa City)
From 2:00-4:30 p.m. at Old Brick, 20 E Market St. Up to six invited 2020 Presidential Candidates will respond to range of questions that focus on growing, complex, interdependent challenges faced in common by all nations. The US has a huge global footprint affecting critical, interrelated arenas including the world economy, climate and environment, military action, powerful nuclear arsenals, and global refugee and immigration pressures. Click here for details.

Mon, Feb 3 – Iowa Caucuses (Iowa)
Caucuses start at 7:00 p.m. More details soon.

Mon, Feb 17 – Book Reading and Signing with Ed Fallon (Cambridge)
From 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Cambridge Memorial Library, 225 Water St. Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim is Ed’s memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action. Ed will talk about the book, read selections, and take questions. Hardcover and paperback books will be available for purchase and for Ed to sign. All proceeds go to Climate March, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Sponsored by Cambridge Memorial Library. Click here for details. Contact Jay Robinson at

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