Events

Sat, Apr 22-29 – Climate Justice Unity March (Williamsburg to Des Moines) 
Starting at 9:00 a.m. at Little Creek Camp, 1904 Co Hwy F52. To build momentum for April 29’s People’s Climate Movement March, Bold Iowa and its partners are organizing an eight-day, 80-mile Climate Justice Unity March. Marchers will set out from Indigenous Iowa’s Little Creek Camp near Millersburg on April 22 and arrive at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines at 1:00 p.m. on April 29 for a huge rally. Whether you plan to attend one day, all eight days, or anything in-between, please fill out the marcher form here.  For more info, click here.

Fri, Apr 28 – Climate Unity Forum/Potluck/Concert (Pleasant Hill)
From 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Rising Sun Church of Christ, 6390 NE Rising Sun Dr. The Climate Justice Unity March will host a gathering in each of the overnight towns. One or more residents of Pleasant Hill will share their perspective on climate change and discuss other issues important to them and their community. Marchers will also share their concerns about climate change and discuss other issues important to the constituency they represent. The conversation will continue over dinner, and the evening will wrap up with live music. Click here for details.

Sat, Apr 29 – People’s Climate Movement March (Des Moines, Maquoketa, Quad Cities, Omaha) 
From 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines. Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People’s Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements. To change everything, we need everyone. For national event in Washington D.C., click here. For Des Moines event, click here. For other Iowa cities, click here.

Sat, Apr 29 – Jefferson County Democratic Party Climate Change Event (Fairfield) 
At 7:00 p.m. at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Smith-Cambridge Room, 200 N Main St. Please join us for an evening of climate trivia fun, spaghetti dinner, and a fabulous guest speaker, Senator Rob Hogg. A pie auction will benefit Democratic candidates. RSVP so that we can plan how much food to prepare. We are selling tickets for $20, students $10. Comment “YES, I WANT A TICKET” or call Susie Drish at 641-919-3741 for tickets. Click here for details.

Thu, May 4 – 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.

Fri, May 5 – Weekly Peace Vigil (Iowa City)
From 4:30-5:00 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, May 5 – 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.

Fri, May 5 – 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.

Sun, May 7 – Iowa Interfaith Power & Light Annual Reception (Johnston) 
From 2:30-5:00 p.m. at Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Parkway. Iowa IPL is hosting its annual reception and awards event. Featured speaker will be Rev. Booker Steven Vance, Policy Director of Faith in Place, from Chicago. Tickets are $60 per person. Click here for more details, or to register.

Thu, May 11 – “I’m Not Racist … Am I?” Screening and Forum (Des Moines) 
From 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 4419 Center St. “I’m Not Racist … Am I?” is a documentary featuring 12 White, Black, Asian and Latino high school youths in Brooklyn, NY who take a year to delve into subject of racism.  By documenting their experiences, we hope the film will inspire others to recognize and interpret the racism in their own lives.  At the end of the movie viewing, Catherine Wigginton Greene, director of the film, will facilitate a conversation with the audience to engage in their thoughts, feelings, and emotions brought about by the film.  A trailer for the movie can be seen at notracistmovie.com. We invite and welcome the general public and all middle and high school students to attend. Seating is FREE but reserved through Eventbrite .

POSTPONED: Wed, Apr 26 – Stand in Court with #NoDAPL Land Protector Heather Pearson Pleading “Not Guilty” (Rockwell City)
Postponed.  New date has not been announced yet. 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 Heather Pearson 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.

Wed, May 24 – 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.

Sat, Jul 15 – Revolution Iowa: From Protest to Power headlining Bernie Sanders (Des Moines)
From 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd Street. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action) host their 2017 Convention. In addition to Senator Sanders keynote speech, the convention will feature issue-focused organizing workshops, speeches from other movement leaders, and celebrations of CCI Action victories from the past year. Members of the public can register for the event here.

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    The Break Free from Fossil Fuels MIDWEST event will take place May 15, 2016 at Whiting Lake Front Park, Whiting, Indiana which is just over the border from Chicago, Illinois. The Rally begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Park Pavilion with a March to the BP Refinery just a few blocks away. The full event details are still pending but will include a water / land blessing as a pre-event that morning and a kayakivist element tbd. Transportation details are still being determined. Some buses are being arranged from Minnesota, Wisconsin, possibly Michigan. We ask that all interested sign up at the website http://act.350.org/event/break-free-world/12233/ (Please note: as of this writing 3/22, Facebook page has the updated information).

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