One Iowa Events
Saturday, February 24
Des Moines University Student Education Center
3300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
This conference is aimed at addressing the health inequities and disparities LGBTQ Iowans continue to experience in our state. Health care professionals and community members alike gather to hear from key experts, participate in interactive workshops, and collaborate and connect with one another. Attendees will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to cultivate safe and welcoming health care environments for LGBTQ Iowans throughout the state.
Click here to register:
$25 for community members
$50 for providers (providers will receive a certificate to apply for Tier 2 CEU hours)
Our keynote speaker this year is Regina R. Washington, DrPH. Dr. Washington is the Director of LGBT HealthLink, a program of CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers, working toward eliminating health disparities within LGBT communities as it relates to tobacco use and cancer. She has over 15 years of combined experience in community, governmental, and academic institutional leadership related to strategic planning, program/policy development, implementation, and evaluation.
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One Iowa’s 9th Annual Gala Celebration
Friday, April 13
Iowa Events Center – Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
One Iowa hosted the first gala celebration in 2010 to commemorate the momentous Iowa Supreme Court decision (Varnum v. Brien) legalizing same-sex marriage. Since that celebration of Iowa’s legacy of equality, we have continued to celebrate our successes as we preserve and advance equality for LGBTQ people.
Our ninth annual celebration on Friday, April 13 will include a top-notch dinner, live and silent auctions, and an awards ceremony honoring the work our state’s advocates for LGBTQ equality have accomplished this past year.
All proceeds from the gala celebration support One Iowa’s mission to secure full equality for LGBTQ individuals in the state through grassroots efforts and education.
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