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April 2018

Inspiring People Series: I’m a Dubuquer

April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Inspire Cafe, 955 Washington Street, Suite 105
Dubuque, 52001 United States
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Free

These monthly presentations are offered as informal and intimate exchanges for the open-hearted and curious. They're like sitting in a living room and having a fantastic soul to soul conversation that leaves you moved, touched and inspired! Each presenter talks about what's made them the person that they are and why they choose to share their gifts and make a positive difference in the world. They share personal stories about their struggles, insights, passions, and breakthroughs that have made them the person that they are. Each presenter speaks for 45-60 minutes and then responds to audience questions and comments.

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The Urgency of Equity

April 19, 2018
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center – Coralville, IA, 1220 1st Ave
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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$40

Mark your calendars and prepare to attend the 2018 Spring Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference: “Urgency for Equity: Focusing on Youth-Serving Institutions” will be held on April 19, 2018 at Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville, IA which a program developed by the Johnson County Disproportionate Minority Committee.  This conference will focus on promising practices and programs that reduce inequities in youth serving institutions.

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YMCA / YWCA Mediation and Group Conferencing Training

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), 1100 Carmel Drive
Dubuque, IA 52003 United States
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$199

The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA is committed to maintaining a focus on providing a quality service to youthful offenders, crime victims, and the community through our Restorative Strategies Program. Restorative Strategies is a volunteer-driven program. Because of this commitment, we are offering a training, presented by national trainers for volunteers in mediation and group conferencing on April 20-22 at Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA.

Through Restorative Strategies, such as mediation and group conferencing, youth will develop conflict-resolution skills, learn how to develop healthy relationships, and will learn communication skills. This training provides a Certification of Completion for mediation and group conferencing training.

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Children of Abraham Conversations: Stories, Storytelling, and Peacebuilding

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Elias Church, 419 N Grandview Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Children of Abraham creates an atmosphere of civic life that builds inter-religious solidarity, cooperation and friendship. It does so through regular monthly topical conversations, service, activities, education outreach, and expressions of cross-cultural hospitality in sacred spaces. Round table discussions and a snack. What could be better?

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Dubuque Free School at Prescott Elementary

April 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Prescott Elementary, 1151 White St
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

Now in its second year, Dubuque Free School is composed of classes taught by community members teaching their peers for free. All who wish to learn and collaborate are welcome, regardless of class, politics, or creed. Classes are offered for both adults and children. Adult classes will include “What to Look for When Renting an Apartment,” “How to Organize your Workplace” and “Sex Ed in the City.” Children’s classes will include Yoga, Magic Tricks and “Loving Me Inside and Out.” The day-long program will include a light breakfast and a free lunch for all participants. There will also be a toy swap; families can bring clean, gently used toys to swap or donate—or just pick something up for free. This program is supported by a Sustainable Dubuque Grant.

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May 2018

Tenth Anniversary of the Postville, Iowa Immigration Raid at Agriprocessors

May 11, 2018
St. Bridget Church, 141 W Williams St
Postville, IA 52162 United States
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Free

On Friday, May 11, 2018, the tenth anniversary of the Postville, Iowa, Immigration Raid will be observed in Postville. It will be a time to remember the 389 persons who were arrested on May 12, 2008, to recognize this defining moment as a Summons to challenge current anti-immigrant rhetoric and behaviors, and to unite in demanding just, humane, and comprehensive immigration reform.

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September 2019

Arts and Culture Accessibility & Inclusion Working Group

September 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Arts & Culture Accessibility, Engagement, and Inclusion Working Group Join us for our September Meeting at the McCarthy Center for non-profit learning.  We’re getting back on track with our Diversity – Equity – Inclusion professional development sessions led by John Stewart. The session on Sept 9th will be “Our Collective Understanding of DEI Topics.” Now that we’ve had several professional development sessions on various challenging topics, we will be working in pairs or small groups to learn from each other…

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This is how we BBQ in DBQ

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Clarke University Kehl Center, 1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Free

Free food, Free activities & DJ playing family-friendly music. The BBQ in DBQ’s 1st birthday took place on September 22, 2012. This event came to be as a result of a 2011 Dubuque Human Rights Commission Goal Setting Meeting. The Goal was simply community bonding and what better way to do that than food and fun with the best part being FREE. Miquel Jackson took on the roll of project lead in 2012 and have continued to do so going…

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October 2019

Race in the Heartland Conference 2019: Learning Strategies For An Equitable Future

October 18 @ 9:00 am - October 19 @ 4:00 pm
Loras College – Alumni Campus Center, 1450 Alta Vista Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
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$25 – $100

The Dubuque Human Rights Commission in partnership with several Dubuque community organizations have created this conference to discuss regional conditions related to race, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The conference is open for one or two-day registration for October 18-19th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Loras College Alumni Campus Center. Participants will gain: An increased cultural competency through an understanding of implicit bias A clear definition of implicit bias and an understanding of its impact on racial, social and…

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Soul – Food Sunday

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dubuque County Fairgrounds 4H Building, 14569 Old Highway Rd
Dubuque, IA 52002 United States
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$35

Join The Fountain of Youth for the 2nd annual Soul Food Sunday. Nothing brings people together like sharing a meal, so please join them as we all celebrate community and enjoy an afternoon of music, dancing, and food. Food will include fried chicken and ribs, along with side dishes prepared by Chef Tyrell Beard of  Just Like Home Catering. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cash bar will be available Tickets must be purchased in advance…

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