Twenty-two diverse, social action non-profit organizations in Iowa that were ineligible to join United Way, partnered in 1992 to establish Iowa Shares, an equal-opportunity alternative fund serving all Iowans.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL of IOWA is planning events for , AMNESTY DAY - DEC. 10th with Write-A-Thons in Des Moines, Ames and Cedar Rapids.
Participants write letters to the governments of nations designated as having human rights problems, and to individuals and groups. Des Moines chapter will hold their write-a-thon on Dec 9th; Ames chapter will hold a write-a-thon at the Ames Public Library. Cedar Rapids chapter will partner with Linn County UNA Day.
Violence is a major stressor in kids' lives at home and abroad. Its complex long‐term physical and emotional impairments are felt for years. Too often the violence experienced by children is hidden or obfuscated by language that makes some forms of violence socially acceptable and others not. Exploring the links between violence at home and abroad, this forum will allow participants to envision alternatives that contribute to a livable and secure future for all children. Questions? Contact: Info@psriowa.org
UI Center for Human Rights, Physicians For Social Responsibility Iowa, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Veterans for Peace, Iowa City Office of Equity and Human Rights
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319‐828‐4789.
Friends Foundation Arts & Crafts Bazaar/Book Sale Dec. 2
The Iowa City Public Library will host the Sixth Annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar and Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Shoppers will find a wide selection of unique gifts from quilts and knitted items to jewelry, holiday ornaments, and more. For every $10 spent at the bazaar, shoppers receive an entry for amazing door prizes. Winners do not need to be present to win.
Proceeds benefit the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation, which supports the Summer Reading Program and other Library programs and collections.