One Iowa Events
Quarterly Coffee Update
Thursday, June 21, 8-9 a.m.
West End Salvage
22 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Join us for our inaugural coffee update! One Iowa staff will share what we’ve been working on over the past few months. Coffee and light breakfast items will be provided.
Thursday, June 28, 4-6 p.m.
Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield
1331 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Are you an LGBTQ person looking for employment? Do you want to make sure you’ll be able to bring your full self to your future workplace? This LGBTQ Career Fair will give you the chance to speak directly with Des Moines area employers about their LGBTQ policies and workplace cultures, ask questions, and find out about job openings that may be a good fit for you. Light refreshments will be provided.
Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Garden Nightclub
112 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Join One Iowa for a brunch like no other! Des Moines area public figures will receive mentorship from local performers and face-off in a pageant-style competition—in full drag. All ticket proceeds support One Iowa’s work for LGBTQ Iowans.
Bottomless mimosas and bloody marys will be served in take-home One Iowa mugs for $15.
Space is limited, so buy your tables and tickets now.
4th Annual LGBTQ Senior Summit
Saturday, August 4
Grand View University Student Center
2811 E 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316
This annual summit provides workshops and networking opportunities to address the needs of older LGBTQ people in Iowa. More details to come.
Queer Art Tour at the Des Moines Art Center
Thursday, August 16, Time TBD
Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
One Iowa has partnered with the Des Moines Art Center for this tour spotlighting queer art and artists in the Center’s collection. Des Moines Art Center Assistant Curator Jared Ladesma will lead this tour. A Q&A session will follow.
Recurring One Iowa Events
A safe, supportive and inclusive space for adults to share and connect.
Meetings are designed with a one hour sharing segment, a brief break, and a one hour positive feedback segment. Please attend both segments. Meetings are confidential and designed for LGBTQ+ adults (18+).
In partnership with HILLCREST Family Services and Multicultural Family Center.
2nd Monday of every month
The Des Moines Vet Center
1821 22nd Street #115
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266