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Des Moines Human Rights Symposium

Des Moines Human Rights Symposium

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:00pm

28th Annual Symposium

Greater Des Moines Friends of Human Rights, Inc.

Celebrating Sixty (60) Years of Human & Civil Rights Education in Metropolitan Des Moines

Presenting Sponsor

Des Moines University

3206 Grand Ave.

March 19, 2014

8 am to 4:30 pm

8 a.m.     REGISTRATION(Includes “Free Lunch”)

9 a.m.     Opening Session

Welcome: T.M. Franklin Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines;

                       Denise Gipson, Compliance Branch Chief, HUD                               Region VI, Kansas City, KS.

Workshop topics include:  Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Law; Fair Housing Testing (Realtor & Landlord Responsibilities); Fair Employment; War on Poverty; Gun Violence; Personal Privacy and Spying; Updates on Immigration Law; Minority Incarceration & “The New Jim Crow” Laws; Responding to Bullying in LGBT Communities;  Medicinal Marijuana Use; Poverty & Nutrition; Human Trafficking; Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons

Continuing Ed Credits Applied for: CISHRM, DMAAR 

Community Sponsors:  American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Amnesty International; Central Iowa Society for Human Resource Management (Diversity Committee); Des Moines Area Association of Realtors; Des Moines Human Rights Commission; Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Diversity and Inclusion Council; Iowa Department of Human Rights; Iowa Dept. on the Status of African Americans; Iowa Workforce Development, Urbandale Civil & Human Rights Commission; West Des Moines Human Rights Commission; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; in process…

For Sponsorship Information contact:  Jerry Tormey @ (515)360-1452

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION TO FOLLOW, make sure you stay tuned…. :-)


Des Moines University
3206 Grand Ave.
Des Moines , IA