Connecting with the Courts – June 23 Forum – Register Now

We are so pleased to invite you to join us at the Connecting with Courts forum on June 23rd.  If you have not already done so, please register at: .

Space is limited.  There is no charge for the event.  We will serve “coffee and…” in the morning as well as lunch.  So, please, register today!

Connecting with the Courts

Sectarian prayer at city council meetings – Free Speech? or Establishment of Religion?

Denial of contraceptive coverage – Religious Liberty? or Civil Rights Violation?

Voter ID requirements – Fraud Prevention? or Voter Suppression?

Photographer refuses to shoot wedding – Religious Liberty? or Civil Rights Violation?

These are just a few of the issues currently being decided in the federal courts. Join us and learn how we can promote a diverse, unbiased judiciary and how it will impact our lives in the following areas:

  • Civil rights
  • Reproductive Health
  • Religious Liberty
  • Voting Rights
  • The Environment
  • Economic Justice

9:00 – 9:30
Welcome, Registration & Coffee

9:30 – DOMA and Varnum: A conversation around how the courts created change in Iowa and around the country for LGBT families:

10:30 – Cohorts:
Facilitated discussion specific to the issues

11:30 – Report Out

Noon: Lunch and more conversation

12:45 – Closing Remarks, Keynote and Next Steps

1:30 Adjourn


June 23, 2014 at 9am – 1:30pm


First Unitarian Church
1800 Bell Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315

Donna Red Wing
Executive Director
One Iowa
ofc – 515-288-4019, x208
cel – 515-227-6310 | |

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