Events coming up this week

Please add other events I may not know about in the comments.

Tuesday, March 11:

You are invited to One Iowa ‘s “Happy Hour” at Ritual Cafe, a time to meet like-minded friends and relax in a welcoming atmosphere. If you have never attended, you will be put right at ease by the Happy Hour crowd. If you are a regular or have attended in the past, we want you to come see how we have grown!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 – 5:00-6:45pm

Ritual Cafe – 13th Street in Des Moines

At One Iowa , we believe all families should have equal protections and responsibilities; the best way to achieve this is through marriage.  As we continue our work toward Marriage Equality, one of our outreach goals, is our story telling project, this project is at the forefront and to kick off this effort, we have invited these women to share their stories, in hopes that others will find their voice and share their stories with us.

This month One Iowa has the honor to host Laura Fefchak and her partner Nancy Robinson at Ritual, these women have agreed to come and “share their story.”  Please come and hear their experiences of raising two children, having married in Canada and the everyday life experiences of being a lesbian couple in 2008 in Iowa .  Their presentation will start at 5:30pm.  After the main presentation we will have laptops available so others can start sharing their stories.

Ritual Cafe, located on 13th Street between Grand and Locust in downtown Des Moines, is an LGBT-operated coffee shop and cafe offering “really great coffee and food” in an open and affirming place.

For questions, please contact One Iowa at (515)288-4019, or you can visit our web site at

Wednesday, March 12:


Democratic Candidate for Iowa House District 27


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Suite 106

Econolodge at the Fairgrounds

410 E. 30th Street, Des Moines

Join us afterwards for DUBUQUE NIGHT in DES MOINES

6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Diamond Jack’s at the Fairgrounds / No admission charge

Charles Isenhart


P.O. Box 3353

Dubuque, IA  52004-3353


Chad Cox, treasurer

2742 Tiffany Court

Dubuque, IA  52001

Also on Wednesday, March 12, Ed Fallon will hold the following events:

Des Moines Town Hall Meeting

9:00 to 10:00 am

Fair World Market

116 5th St.

West Des Moines

Newton Town Hall Meeting

11:30 to 12:30 pm

Uncle Nancy’s Coffeehouse and Eatery

114 N. 2nd Ave West,


Knoxville Town Hall Meeting

2:00 to 3:00 pm

The Swampbox Pub and Grill

116 N. 2nd St.


Friday, March 14:

ICSW Policy Lunch & Learn #3

Friday, March 14

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Legislative Dining Room * State Capitol

Free and open to the public * Bring your lunch and join us!

Protecting Iowa’s Families: Child Support and Domestic Violence

Join experts to discuss what legislation is moving forward to keep Iowa families safe and economically stable.

March 14th speakers:

·        Jerry McKim, Division of Community Action Agencies

·        Kristi Lohmeier , Iowa Policy Project

·        Jeanne Nesbit, Department of Human Services

·        Nancy Robertson , Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Panel moderated by Lori SchraderBachar, Iowa Commission on the Status of Women

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