Community Conversations

The Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Commission is hosting a series of community discussions to:

  • Provide an update on community recommendations from our previous dialogues (such as Bridging the Gap)
  • Gather your ideas on new recommendations for the Commission to consider

The Commission, the Commission's LGBTQ Advisory Council, and the Commission's Refugee & Immigrant Advisory Subcommittee will each be hosting community dialogues this summer. The schedule below will be updated as new events are added to the series.

Everyone is welcome to attend. To request an accommodation, please contact humanrights@dmgov.org or call (515) 283-4284 ahead of the event you plan to attend.

Commission Dialogues

Date Time Location
July 13, 2022 6-8 p.m. Polk County River Place
July 16, 2022 2:30-4:30 p.m. North Side Library
July 20, 2022 12-2 p.m. South Side Library
July 25, 2022 6:30-8:30 p.m. East Side Library
July 30, 2022 11:30-1:30 p.m. East High School (Spanish dialogue)
If you're unable to attend in person, please take the Commission's survey to share your experiences and feedback. Click here for the survey: English | Spanish 


LGBTQ+ Community Dialogues

Date Time Topic Location
July 13, 2022 6-8 p.m. Public Safety Robert Mickle Center

If you're unable to attend in person, please take the LGBTQ Advisory Council's surveys to share your experiences and feedback.
Click here for the Economic Opportunity survey: English | Spanish
Click here for the Public Safety survey: English | Spanish


Refugee & Immigrant Community Dialogues

Date Time Topic Location
July 13, 2022 6-8 p.m. Employment Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families
July 16, 2022 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Language Access Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families
July 27, 2022 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Access to Education Polk County River Place
July 30, 2022 11:30-1:30 p.m.   East High School (Spanish dialogue)
If you're unable to attend in person, please take RIAS' survey to share your experiences and feedback. 
Click here for the Employment survey: English | Spanish coming soon.
Click here for the Language Access survey: English | Spanish coming soon.
Click here for the Access to Education survey: English | Spanish coming soon.