AFSC Iowa

Iowa Summit to Confront Corporate Power

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 10:00am

[From Iowa CCI]

99% Spring: Iowa Summit to Confront Corporate Power

Community, faith, and labor organizations from around the country are calling for a renewed movement of direct action targeting the nation’s most abusive corporations.

We’re calling it the 99% Spring.

The 99% Spring was launched Feb. 15 with this letter signed by over 40 movement leaders and organizations.

Iowans Mark First Anniversary of Fukushima, Oppose New Plants

A new nuclear power plant would be an environmental and economic disaster for Iowa according to a group of Iowans who rallied at the Statehouse in Des Moines on the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

Palm Sunday Procession for Peace

Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 2:30pm

Times and sites:

Time: 2:30 pm

Site: Gather at the Capitol West Mall

Time: 3:00 pm

Site: Process down Grand Avenue

Time: 3:45 pm

Iowans to Mark First Anniversary of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 10:00am

From the Iowa Beyond Nuclear Coalition

Jane E. Magers, coordinator

1922 Lincoln Ave.  Des Moines, IA 50314
515/280-5129,  515/771-0794

Radioactive Zombies March to the Capitol

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 7:00pm

"Do you want to pay upfront for new nuclear power plants in Iowa?

"It would be great to have any/all of you there! If you can't come - then please help promote the event and share details with friends and contacts who might be able to come. 

Women's Rights: Organizing From the Ground Up in Pakistan Today

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 12:00pm

Presented by Sameena Nazir
Recipient, 2010 Benazir Bhutto Humanitarian Award

Sameena Nazir is the Executive Director of Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) and President, Pakistan-Section of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She is a human rights educator living and working in Pakistan.

Empowered Women Changing the Planet

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 5:30pm

A free event in honor of International Women’s Day. Bring a dish to share. Organized by Oxfam America, Des Moines Area Sisters on the Planet Ambassadors, and League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines. Bian Li from the World Food Prize will speak about the power of investing in rural women entrepreneurs in developing countries by engaging them as business partners. Register here.

The Crisis in the Gulf: US Policy toward Iran

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 7:00pm

James Zogby

James Zogby

James Zogby

Part of a statewide tour by Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab-American Institute

A lecturer and scholar on Middle East issues, U.S.-Arab relations, and the history of the Arab American community, Dr. Zogby appears frequently on television and radio. A regular guest on all the major network news programs and a featured blogger on The Huffington Post, he is the author of several books including Arab Voices and What Arabs Think: Values, Beliefs and Concerns.

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