Events

Thu, Sep 21 – Weekly Peace Vigil (Des Moines)
From 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on the northwest side of the Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St. Join Catholic Peace Ministry and other peace groups every Thursday for a peace vigil. Bring your signs or banners for peace. Contact iowapeacenetwork@gmail.com.

Thu, Sep 21 – Celebration of International Peace Day (Des Moines)
At 6:30 p.m. at Peace Garden in Cowles Commons, 221 Walnut St. This service will express a vision of peace and a position against war. “On the Threshold of a New Day,” is the theme of the celebration, a phrase at the heart of a speech given by Coretta Scott King at a peace rally just months after Dr. King’s murder. Click here for details.

Fri, Sep 22 – Weekly Peace Vigil (Iowa City)
From 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the intersection of Iowa Ave. & Clinton St. Members of local peace groups gather to demonstrate for peace. Contact iowapeacenetwork@gmail.com.

Fri, Sep 22 – Weekly Peace Vigil (Cedar Rapids)
From 4:30-5:00 p.m. at 1st Ave. and 1st St. NE, across from the old Federal Building at the Tree of Five Seasons. Members of local peace groups gather to demonstrate for peace. Contact iowapeacenetwork@gmail.com.

Sat, Sep 23 – An evening with singer-songwriter, Sara Thomsen (Des Moines)
At 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity, 2926 Beaver Ave. Please join us for a concert with Sara Thomsen benefiting Catholic Peace Ministry. Tickets at the door: $20. Click here for details.

Sun, Sep 24 – Iowa Vegfest (Windor Heights)
From 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Windsor Heights Community Center and Colby Park, 6900 School St. The first annual is a way for the community to learn more about a vegan lifestyle. This event will be FREE to the public and include speakers, a free yoga session, kids activities, non-profit organizations, and vegan food, beauty and clothing vendors. Click here for details.

Fri, Sep 30 – Unheard Voices from the Heart of Palestine (Des Moines)
From 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1001 Pleasant St. Learn about the issue of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Two distinguished keynote speakers are featured: Rev. Naim Ateek, Palestinian Anglican Priest and founder of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center; and Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. Click here for details. Please download brochure to RSVP for lunch count ASAP.

Fri, Oct 13 – Stand in Court with #NoDAPL Land Protector Emma Schmit Pleading “Not Guilty” (Rockwell City)
Date is subject to change. Check back closer to date to confirm. At 9:00 a.m. at Calhoun County Court House, 416 4th St. Land Protector Emma Schmit will appear in court in to plead “Not Guilty” to trespassing charges while participating in a Bold Iowa nonviolent action to stop Dakota Access construction. Pipeline Fighters are invited to show up in court and stand in solidarity. Click here for details.

Fri, Oct 13 – Stand in Court with #NoDAPL Land Protector Mahmud Fitil Pleading “Not Guilty” (Rockwell City)
Date is subject to change. Check back closer to date to confirm. At 9:00 a.m. at Calhoun County Court House, 416 4th St. Land Protector Mahmud Fitil will appear in court in to plead “Not Guilty” to trespassing charges while participating in a Bold Iowa nonviolent action to stop Dakota Access construction. Pipeline Fighters are invited to show up in court and stand in solidarity. Click here for details.

Oct ? – Stand in Court with #NoDAPL Land Protector Kriss Wells Pleading “Not Guilty” (Rockwell City)
Date is subject to change. Check back closer to date to confirm. At 9:00 a.m. at Calhoun County Court House, 416 4th St. Land Protector Kriss Wells will appear in court in to plead “Not Guilty” to trespassing charges while participating in a Bold Iowa nonviolent action to stop Dakota Access construction. Pipeline Fighters are invited to show up in court and stand in solidarity.

Thu, Oct 19 – Occupy the World Food Prize Rally & Direct Action (Des Moines)
Time TBA at West side of State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave. The 2017 winner of the World Food Prize supports the Corporate Agricultural System. Rally to support sustainable farming practices. For more info, contact Frank at frank.cordaro@gmail.com.

Thu, Oct 19 – Our Money, Our Priorities: How Iowa Can Budget More Responsibly (Indianola)
From 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Warren County Historical Museum, 1400 W 2nd Ave (west side of Indianola on Hwy 92). Peter Fisher and Mike Owen of the nonpartisan Iowa Policy Project will examine the impact of tax credits and tax policy on Iowans’ traditional priorities of education, clean water and safe communities. For more info, contact Margaret at 515-961-6748 or mmvernon@earthlink.net.

Sat, Oct 28 – Sierra Club Iowa Chapter Annual Meeting (Madrid)
From 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave. Includes a hike, a local-foods lunch, workshops, and guest speaker Jeffrey B. LeClere, author of A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Iowa. Click here to register by Wed, Oct 18.

Sat, Nov 18 – AFSC Iowa’s Centennial Celebration (Des Moines)
From 2:00-7:00 p.m. at Grand View University. Workshops in afternoon, and in the evening our keynote speaker will be Jeanette Vizguerra, a Sanctuary leader from Denver and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for 2017. More details and registration information to come. Click here for info.

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