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Conversations In Color Series — Journeying Toward Racial Equity

Conversations in Color

September 18, 2023

The Directors Council is thrilled to announce the next installment of our ongoing virtual series, "Conversations In Color: Journeying toward Racial Equity." This session epitomizes our continued commitment to cultivating open, candid and transformative dialogues about matters of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 20
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: Virtual, please register in advance

About Conversations In Color

"Conversations In Color" is a product of The Directors Council and its One Economy initiative. It is a platform committed to candid, forward-thinking and educational discussions concerning race-related issues in Greater Des Moines (DSM) and Iowa. This space is designed for everyone to unite as a community, learn, grow and engage in meaningful dialogue. Our courageous conversations series is made possible through a partnership with ITA Group, Inc. and the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

About Journeying Toward Racial Equity

In this one-hour session, we are honored to have Leon T. Andrews, Jr., President and CEO of Equal Measure, as our guide. For over four decades, Equal Measure has collaborated with foundations, nonprofits and government organizations to apply innovative thinking and learning strategies to advance social change. Leon will delve deeply into the crucial subject of racial equity. This session will offer:

  • Insights into the evolution of the social sector over the past 40 years.
  • A look at how impact manifests on the ground for systems change and racial equity.
  • A glimpse into the future of racial equity.
  • Real-life experiences shared by an industry leader.
  • A look at the future of Equal Measure in its journey toward racial equity.

Conversations in Color Event

Why Attend?

  • Education: Gain a deeper understanding of racial equity and its contemporary significance.
  • Inspiration: Be inspired by genuine stories and experiences from an expert.
  • Community: Connect with like-minded individuals passionate about creating a more equitable world.
  • Action: Depart with tangible takeaways and resources to effect change in your own sphere of influence.

How to Register

Registration for "Journeying toward Racial Equity" is free and open to all. Secure your spot by registering here and receive the zoom link to join.

For media inquiries, please contact: jmarshall@tdcdsm.org.

TDC Works together to not only talk about the issues facing our organizations, but to act on creating real, positive and innovative change. The Directors Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization consisting of CEOs and Executive Directors of several Des Moines area organizations. TDC is a coalition of leaders collectively dedicated to improving the conditions of the individuals in the neighborhoods they serve. By coordinating services and experience, TDC is able to work together to fund member organizations’ individual programs as well as implement their own unique initiatives.

Greater Des Moines (DSM) welcomes diverse talent to the region. As one of the fastest growing business communities, inclusion and attracting diverse talent in the workplace is a key strategy of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Learn more here.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar of events is a one-stop resource for activities taking place throughout the region. Find networking information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses or events specific to Downtown DSM.

Jerrica Marshall

Jerrica Marshall is the first Executive Director for The Directors Council. Jerrica will lead this coalition of leaders' mission to improve the conditions of individuals in the neighborhoods we serve through systemic change.