Tue, Jul 10 – Care Documentary Screening and Speaker Ady Barkan (Des Moines)
From 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Iowa CCI, 2001 Forest Ave. Meet Healthcare for All activist Ady Barken. Through personal stories, Care reveals the deep humanity and poignancy of care work, as well as the challenges faced by elders, their families and their care workers, raising critical questions to invite dialogue and engagement—before we hit a care crisis. Click here for details.
Wed, Jul 11 – Community Climate Meeting (Iowa City)
From 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St, Room A. Discover how you can get involved in Iowa City’s Climate Action Plan. We’ll talk about actions that can be incorporated into everyday habits like transportation, diet and consumption, to larger projects like the development of buildings and neighborhoods. Click here for details.
Thu, Jul 12 – Support Ironworkers on Strike Against Wage Theft and Unsafe Conditions (Newton)
Meet at 11:15am at south corner of the Walmart parking lot, to walk short distance to work site. Join us to show support and stand in solidarity with the workers striking for better working conditions from Bridge City Construction. Some signs will be provided. Click here for details.
Mon-Fri, Jul 16-20 – Sustainability Day Camp: Positive Energy Camp (Pella)
Daily 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Central College, Roe Center. Learn about energy conservation and renewable energy through visiting solar, wind, and hydroelectric power facilities, plus make their own small-scale versions of each. Teams will compete to construct their own energy-efficient model homes. The camp is for children ages 8-12. Register here.
Thu, Jul 19 – 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 PM. First 15 arrivals get FREE drink tickets. Minors/under 21 welcome, and root beer is for sale at bar. Short presentations at 7:00 PM. $1 OFF all draws until 8:30 PM. Click here for details.
Fri-Sat, Jul 20-21 – Seed Savers 38th Annual Conference and Campout (Decorah)
Starting at 3:00 p.m. at Seed Savers Exchange, 3094 North Winn Road. Come take part in this colorful celebration of our farm and garden heritage. Friday-night potluck, seed swap, bonfire, and camping. Free lectures, garden tours, hayrides, vegetable tastings, and an old-fashioned barn dance on Saturday. Free event, small fee for camping and meals. Register here.
Sat, Jul 21 – A Future Worth Fighting For: CCI Action’s Convention (Des Moines)
From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 5th Ave. This will be an energizing, inspiring, and powerful day that will turn the resistance of today into political power for the future we need and deserve-–healthcare for all, clean energy, clean water, living wages, and racial justice. Click here for details.
Sun, Jul 22 – MMIW ~ Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s Rally (Quad Cities)
From 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, 1st Ave Downtown, Rock Island, Illinois. Sage Sisters of Solidarity will be hosting an event to bring light to this longtime, ongoing, overlooked problem within indigenous communities and beyond. This is not only a problem for indigenous women and girls but indigenous boys and young men too. Click here for details.
Mon-Fri, Jul 23-27 – Sustainability Day Camp: Fun with Food (Pella)
Daily 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Central College. Attendees will grow food in Central College’s campus garden, take field trips to meet local farmers and food producers, try new foods from around the world, and cook healthy, delicious meals each day, culminating with a team cooking competition pairing campers with professional staff from Central College Dining. The camp is for children ages 8-12. Register here.
Mon-Thu, Aug 6-9 – Second Annual Vigil Against Drone Command Center (Des Moines)
At St. Ambrose Cathedral, 607 High St. We are begging our Bishop to join the effort against the Drone Command Center, in accordance with the U.S. Bishops’ 2014 statement finding U.S. drone warfare to be immoral and unjust. The 3-day vigil ends with a march from St. Ambrose to the Drone Command Center for an 11 a.m. Rally and Direct Action, the date/time the U.S. dropped the A-bomb on Nagasaki Japan. Click here for details.
Sat-Sat, Sep 1-8 – First Nation – Farmer Climate Unity March (Des Moines to Fort Dodge)
Starting Saturday morning at Iowa Utilities Board (IUB), 1375 E. Court Ave. Landowners who had their property taken by force for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) have joined with the Iowa Sierra Club in a lawsuit against the IUB. They allege that the IUB illegally allowed Energy Transfer Partners to use eminent domain to build DAPL. To raise awareness of the importance of this lawsuit, Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa are collaborating with the Sierra Club Iowa Chapter and Seeding Sovereignty to organize this eight-day, 90-mile march. Click here for details.