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April 2018

Youth Employment and Education Program Launch Party

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Multicultural Family Center, 1157 Central Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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The Multicultural Family Center is proud to introduce the NEW Youth Employment and Education Program, a summer teen empowerment program focusing on employment, education, and financial literacy.

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5th Annual Changing Minds Event: Community Mental Health Resource Fair

April 10 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Diamond Jo Casino, Harbor Room, 301 Bell St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Discover how mental illness impacts past, present, and future generations with nationally known speakers and book authors, Frank Kros and Cate Grace.

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Policy Link Equity Summit: Our Power. Our Future. Our Nation.

April 11 - April 13
Chicago, Il

A call to activists, organizers, and leaders to step into our power, activate our imaginations, and set the national agenda. That agenda will build on what’s been learned about advancing equity and justice and push to achieve the scale required for all to reach our full potential. Collectively, we know what works. Join us as we explore the complexity and urgency of building a multiracial coalition at this pivotal moment for our nation.

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Spirituality and Social Work

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Clarke University, 1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque, IA United States
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$15

Presenter: Sherry Warren, LMSW, Clarke Social Work Faculty 8:30 a.m. - noon | Incorporating Spirituality in Practice 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. | Ethical Use of Spirituality in Practice $15 Registration fee for both or $10 for one session $8 for 6 social work CEUS for both or 3 CEUS for 1 session (optional) $7 for a box lunch (optional) For more information or to register, contact 563.588.6305

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Inspiring People Series: I’m a Dubuquer

April 12 @ 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
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 - April 22
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 @ 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 @ 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
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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