Wed, Oct 17 – Anti-Semitism: the Reality and the Myth (Des Moines)
From 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Thoreau Center, 3500 Kingman Blvd. Rabbi Rosen will address the reality of anti-Semitism; and how the charge of anti-Semitism is used to repress support of Palestinian liberation struggles. Click here for details.

Thu, Oct 18 – 7th Annual Occupy the World Food Prize Rally and Concert (Des Moines)
From 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the west side of the State Capitol close to the main entrance. Featured speaker is Rev. Billy. Music with Nehemiah Luckett, a member of Rev. Billy’s Stop Shopping Choir. Click here for details.

Thu, Oct 18 – 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.

Fri, Oct 19 – New Iowans Summit (Des Moines)
From 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Franklin Junior High School, 4801 Franklin Ave. Learn more about immigrants and refugees, their contributions to central Iowa, and their ongoing needs in our community. Participants may come for the morning, afternoon, or the entire day. There is no charge for the event, but you must register to attend. Click here for details.

Sun, Oct 21 – Fall Harvest Fried Green Tomato Fundraiser (Des Moines)
From 2:00-5:30 p.m. at 2124 Grand Ave. Join Ecosource and Veggie Thumper in a relaxed open house style event with soul snacks, pie and beverages. Elevating awareness and appreciation through locally sourced organic vegan conscious cuisine. Click here for details.

Tue, Oct 23 – 4th Tuesdays program with NW Iowa Sierra Club (Sioux City)
From 6:30-8:00 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 2508 Jackson St. Jess Mazour, Lead Farm & Environment Organizer for Iowa CCCI, speaks on the topic “The case for a factory farm moratorium. What got us here, and how we get out of this mess”. Click here for details.

Tue, Oct 23 – High School Democrats of Iowa (HSDIA) Fall Fundraiser (Des Moines)
From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Thoreau Center, 3500 Kingman Blvd. All ages event to engage people in the get out the vote effort and raise money for HSDIA chapters. There will be free food, games for all ages, speakers including Deidre Dejear, voter registration, opportunities to sign up for GOTV volunteer shifts, a raffle, photo booth, political crafts, trivia and a costume contest. Click here for details.

Wed, Oct 24 – There ARE Alternatives to Factory Farms (Fairfield)
At 7:15 p.m. at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Join the 2018 Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors (JFAN), Inc. Annual Meeting. Shift away from industrial livestock production with economically viable alternative farming opportunities. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Chief Strategy Officer of the Main Street Project will talk about his innovative regenerative livestock farm currently under development. Click here for details.

Sat, Nov 17 – 11th Annual National Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (Ankeny)
From 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Ankeny Campus, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy. The IES exhibits the success stories of immigrant entrepreneurs. Business growth tips and keys to success when working with immigrant populations are shared in a non-competitive and supportive environment. Click here for details.

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