HIV Informational Panel & Tour
What: HIV Informational Panel & Tour of the new Project office space
When: Wednesday, December 4 at 5:30 pm
Where: The Project of Primary Health Care, 1200 University Avenue, Suite 210, Des Moines
Panelists: Donna Red Wing, Executive Director of One Iowa; Tami Haught, Community Organizer with CHAIN; David Yurdin, Primary Health Care HIV Provider; and Randy Mayer with the Iowa Department of Public Health.
RSVP requested. Please join us!
This discriminatory piece of legislation singles out people living with HIV and AIDS for severe criminal penalties and relies on an outdated understanding of HIV and AIDS, perpetuating harmful stereotypes about Iowans living with HIV and AIDS.
What’s worse, this law is a public health risk. It discourages testing and disclosure by punishing those who know their status with harsh criminal penalties. We need a law that will increase testing, disclosure, and will decrease transmission of HIV and AIDS.
This is why One Iowa has partnered with the Project of Primary Health Care, CHAIN, and the Iowa Department of Public Health to attend an informational and educational panel which will discuss not only the draconian law and why we must reform it, but the negative stereotypes and health issues associated with it. We will also include a Q&A portion for questions anybody within the community may have about HIV criminalization in Iowa and what it means. The panel will take place at the Project’s new facility, and will include a tour of their space after the panel.
Iowa Republicans for Freedom Event at AIB
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:45 am
Activities Center Conference Room, AIB campus in Des Moines
Iowa Republicans for Freedom founder Jeff Angelo will speak at event, sponsored by Pride Alliance & College Republicans. Open event. IRFF is a conservative organization that makes the conservative case for marriage equality.
PFLAG in Cedar Rapids
Thursday, December 5, 2013
End of year Support Group at Grant Wood AEA 4401 6th st SW (across from Hawkeye Downs) Main door will be accessible there are also 2 classes that night so receptionist will let them know which room. Bring treats or food to share. This meeting will be a fun end to a year. All are welcome.
Tim Miller Performance
Thu Dec 5 2013 – 7:00 pm
CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids, 319-364-1580, www.legionarts.org
$16 advance — $20 door — $5 student rush at the door
Acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller brings back his one-man tour de force, Glory Box, a funny, sexy and charged exploration of his quests for love, marriage equality and immigration rights for gay Americans and their partners from other countries.
Tim originally premiered the work at CSPS back in 1999. He returns with this victory lap performance in celebration of the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act and his marriage to Australian Alistair McCartney.
From Miller’s hilarious grade school playground battles over wanting to marry another boy to the harrowing travails of being in a bi-national relationship with his Australian lover, Glory Box leads the audience on an intense and humorous journey into the complexity of the human heart that knows no boundary. Glory Box (the term that Australians use for “hope chest”) conjures an alternative site for the placing of memories, hopes and dreams of gay people’s extraordinary potential for love.
Tim is doing a week-long storytelling workshop with Coe College students beginning on Dec. 3 and culminating Dec. 7 with a 7:30 pm performance of their collective performance work Body Maps. His CSPS performance is co-sponsored by Coe College Department of Theatre Arts, with additional funding assistance from the Coe GLBT Alliance and the Committee on Diversity.
Pioneering Voices Photo Exhibit: Transgender people & their families
Tuesday, December 10, 6:00-8:00pm
Pioneering Voices: A traveling photo/text exhibit that showcases transgender people, their families and partners. Free and open to all to attend. Speakers, snacks, beer & wine will be provided. At the One Iowa office.
For more info about the exhibit, click here.
A Conversation with Sally Kenney sponsored by the Iowa Fair Courts Coalition, with Justice Not Politics
Featured speakers: Sally Kenney, Angela Onwuachi-Willig and Roxanne Conlin
Thursday, December 19 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Drake Law Clinic, 2400 University Avenue, Des Moines
Free and Open To the Public
The Iowa Fair Courts Coalition with Justice Not Politics present a conversation about why the courts matter with renowned courts advocate Sally Kenney, Executive Director of the Newcomb College Institute and professor of political science at Tulane University. Ms. Kenney is also author of Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter and a native of Iowa. Her research interests include gender and judging, judicial selection, feminist social movements, women and electoral politics, the European Court of Justice, exclusionary employment policies, and pregnancy discrimination. RSVP below to reserve your spot today!
Ms. Kenney has produced more than 25 teaching case studies on women and public policy and hopes to develop more. She is currently studying women state supreme court justices and advocating for more women on the bench. Her next research project is to work with women in prison, tackling the gender issues arising from mass incarceration, seeking clemency for battered women, and developing service learning courses with incarcerated women.
Additional featured speakers will include Angela Onwuachi-Willig, who will give an Iowa perspective on gender equity in the courts. Roxanne Conlin will provide a welcome. RSVP is requested.
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Transformations Iowa is a transgender support group that meets every week.
When: Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm and the second Saturday of every month at 1:00 pm.
Where: One Iowa office, 419 SW 8th Street.
For more information, please contact Sophia Stone at email@example.com or call 515.288.4019 ext 200.
PFLAG in Des Moines
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
Located at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1800 Bell Ave, in Des Moines.
For additional information, please contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Des Moines Diversity Chorus Welcomes New Singers
If you enjoy singing choral music, the Des Moines Diversity Chorus would love to have you join us – no audition is necessary. We rehearse on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 at Westminster Presbyterian Church on the corner of Beaver and Franklin. Our first rehearsal for our spring concert on May 7th is Monday, February 6th and you are welcome to come try us out. The theme for this spring is “From South of the Border”.
Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus
Monday night rehearsals, Sept 9, 2013 – June 9, 2014
6:30 – 9:00 PM
3rd floor Recital Hall – Plymouth Congregational Church, 4126 Ingersoll, Des Moines, 50312
The Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus is dedicated to promoting harmony among all while advancing a positive image of gay people through outstanding musicianship, creative programming and community outreach.
For any questions/information, please email email@example.com
Visit http://DMGMC.org to find out more.
GLBTQ Movie Night
Every week at the Iowa City Senior Center at 28 South Linn Street in Iowa City, there will be two showings of a GLBTQ movie (Sunday at 1:00 pm and Monday at 6:30 pm unless the Center is closed for some reason like a Holiday). The movies are open to anyone over 18 years of age and are held in Room 208. Often discussion does follow the movies.
When: Every Sunday at 1:00 pm and every Monday at 6:30 pm
Where: Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street, Iowa City
For more information, email Larry at firstname.lastname@example.org.