If you know of an event I’ve left out, please post a comment or send me an e-mail (desmoinesdem AT yahoo.com).
Monday, February 23:
From Iowa Global Warming:
February- Leadership for Coal and Climate
A chance for informed and concerned citizens to take concrete action.
This is your Invitation:
An Iowa Activist Evening
Iowa Global Warming Offices
Monday, February 23rd, 2009
505 5th Avenue Suite 333
Please RSVP (515) 244-3113 firstname.lastname@example.org
Implemting ICCAC Recommendations
How we can stop the Marshalltown Plant
Send your voice to Washington
Get High Speed Rail Service to Des Moines
Screening of “Fighting Goliath” A short film about the fight for coal in texas. Food and film snacks will be provided.
Sponsors: Sierra Club, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, Iowa Global Warming Campaign, Sierra Student Coalition.
There is a PFLAG meeting featuring One Iowa regional organizer, Ryan Crane, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, 309 W. Main St. in Decorah, 7 pm.
Wednesday, February 25:
Friends of Iowa Midwives is having its lobby day at the state capitol from 10 am to 3 pm. To register, or for more information, email email@example.com, or click here:
Thursday, February 26:
From One Iowa:
As Iowa Goes So Goes the Nation Symposium: Varnum v. Brien and its Impact on Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples
Sponsored by the Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice and featuring a keynote by Dan Savage
University of Iowa School of Law, Iowa City
Click here for more information or to register.
Someone post a diary afterwards to tell us how Dan Savage did!
From the Center on Sustainable Communities:
Leadership Forum on Sustainable Building With Marc Richmond Thursday, February 26, 2009, 9:45am – 2:00pm
LOCATION: Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge, 2500 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines.
PROGRAM: As Iowa’s leading resource on sustainable building education, COSC is conducting a Leadership Forum with Marc Richmond for Iowa’s business leaders, community leaders, state agency leaders, and policy makers. The session will define the key components of sustainable building and illustrate strategies for building sustainable communities based on national models.
You will find more information at www.icosc.com.
Friday, February 27:
The symposium on Varnum v Brien continues at the University of Iowa law school.
Saturday, February 28:
Democracy for America is holding its acclaimed Training Academy in Des Moines on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1. Click here for more details. Iowa blogger noneed4thneed will be there!
The Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring a “sustainable living seminar” for “everyone interested in gardening, landscaping, conservation, and the environment” at DMACC from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. I put the full agenda after the jump–looks like a great program.
Saw this on the Sierra Club Iowa Topics list:
Plymouth Church UCC, Des Moines, Green Team will sponsor the showing of the movie “Who Killed the Electric Car?” after the Saturday evening Service (service 5:30-6:30) on February 28. “This 2006 documentary film explores the creation, limited commercialization, and subsequent destruction of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the 1990s. The film explores the roles of automobile manufacturers, the oil industry, the US government, the Californian government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology.” Admission is free. Plymouth Church is located at the corner of 42nd and Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines. The church is 2 blks south of the 42nd St exit of I-235. The Green Team has a new blog on the Plymouth website: plymouthgreen.org where they discuss “our own struggles with adopting a greener lifestyle and welcome your comments.” Plymouth Church is a Cool Congregation.