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2023 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Nominations

The Iowa Department of Human Rights' Commission on the Status of African-Americans is seeking nominations for two awards that honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Commission will present MLK Achievement and Service Project Awards at the 34th Annual Celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. virtually on Monday, January 16, 2023.

Iowans are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals in the following categories:

MLK Achievement : Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to Dr. King's vision, helping others, cultural awareness, diversity, active community participation and promoting racial equality of all people in Iowa. 

MLK Service Project: Recognizes individuals and/or organizations who are or have participated in a service project that has strengthened their Iowa community, such as mentoring, read to children at schools, community centers, or shelters, restored schools, built playgrounds, and organized neighborhood watches, etc. 

Nomination forms must be postmarked by December 10, 2022.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Call 2 Serve Youth Contest

Students First through Eighth Grade are encouraged to submit entries for the 12th annual Iowa Department of Human Rights' Commission on the Status of African-Americans      Call 2 Serve contest, promoting the 2023 Martin Luther King Day of Service. Please get your students involved! Winners will be awarded at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration virtually on Monday, January 16, 2023. 

Contest information
Enter the contest here

Entries must be postmarked by December 10, 2022.


The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans will meet:
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th Street, 2nd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319

To join the meeting virtually, click here


The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans will meet:
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th Street, 6th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319

To join the meeting virtually, click here.


The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans will meet:
Thursday, June 30, 2022
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Virtually via Google Meets

To join the meeting, click here.


The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans will meet:
Thursday, April 28, 2022
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Virtually via Google Meets

To join the meeting, click here.


The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans will hold its quarterly meeting:

Thursday, March 24, 2022
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Virtually via Google Meets

To join the meeting, click here 



33rd Annual 
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Celebration
Monday, January 17, 2022
10:45 AM

Link to join in:
https://www.facebook.com/iowadepthumanrights


The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans will hold its quarterly meeting:

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
3:30 - 5:30 PM
Virtually via Google Meets

To access the meeting, click here for the agenda and meeting information
 


32nd Annual 
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Celebration
Monday, January 18, 2021
10:45 AM

Link:
https://www.facebook.com/iowadepthumanrights


The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans will hold its quarterly meeting:
Friday, November 6, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Virtually via Google Meets

Due to the Coronavirus 19 Pandemic


To access the meeting, click here for the agenda.
To join the meeting by phone, dial 1-651-504-2852
PIN: 436 572 553#
 

The meeting is open to the public, and if you need special accommodations,
contact the office at 515-281-3274.


The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans
will hold a Brainstorming / Strategic Meeting:
Friday, October 2, 2020
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Via Google Meets
Due to the Coronavirus 19 Pandemic

to access the meeting click here

‪(US) +1 617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪844 646 606 8788‬#

This meeting is open to the public, but will not include public comment.
If you need any accommodations,

please contact the office at 515-281-3274.


The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans
will hold a quarterly commission meeting:

Friday August 14, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm 

Teleconference - due to COVID 19
Call-in number: 866-685-1580
conference code: 5152813855

This meeting is open to the public and if you need any accommodations,
please contact the office at 515-281-3274.


The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans
will hold a quarterly commission meeting:

Friday June 26, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 pm 

Teleconference - due to COVID 19
Call-in number: 866-685-1580
conference code: 5152813855

This meeting is open to the public and if you need any accommodations,
please contact the office at 515-281-3274.



The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans
will hold a quarterly commission meeting:

Friday May 15, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 pm 

Teleconference - due to COVID 19
Call-in number: 866-685-1580
conference code: 5152813855

This meeting is open to the public and if you need any accommodations,
please contact the office at 515-281-3274.


The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans
will hold a quarterly commission meeting:

Thurs. April 30, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 pm 

Teleconference - due to COVID 19
Call-in number: 866-685-1580
conference code: 5152813855

This meeting is open to the public and if you need any accommodations,
please contact the office at 515-281-3274.


Meeting cancelled

The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans will hold 
Lunch and Listen community discussion:

Dec. 13, 2019

11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Following the discussion, the Commission will meet:
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Location: 
Sioux City Public Library
529 Pierce Street
Sioux City, Iowa