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.
Iowa Shares shared Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa:: Centro de Justicia Laboral's post.Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 3:18pm
Look forward to our SECOND ANNUAL Gala Fundraiser event. A night sure to be filled with great live music, authentic food from various cultures in our community, and a lively celebration of another year filled with victories!
We're excited to announce that CALLE SUR will be joining us for the second year in a row. All proceeds support The Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa.
Sponsorships available! Call (319) 499 -8363 or email us: Rafael@cwjiowa.org
Iowa Shares added 2 new photos.Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 10:29am
RECOVERY - An exhibit by SANDY VOPALKA - runs through Oct. 31st at the Iowa City Public Library. In conjunction with "In Her Shoes" this Sunday (Oct. 15th, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.), Sandy will be at the library to speak and meet with viewers before and after the program.
"In Her Shoes" is an interactive simulation that allows all community members to step into what victim/survivors of domestic violence experience every day. This event is open to the public and free, though pre-registration is encouraged. To register and for more information, visit either sponsor: Johnson County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.jccadv,org) and Domestic Violence Intervention Program (www.dvipiowa.org).
As a domestic abuse survivor, Sandy has used her art in her healing process, helping her overcome the past and build the basis of her strengths.
In addition to pursuing her art, Vopalka is a leader in grassroots organizing, and serves on many local, statewide, and national boards where she works on many diverse issues. She strives to educate individuals who are part of un- and under- served communities to help them understand we all have a voice and that we all have the right to be heard
Iowa Shares is hosting an Anniversary Celebration in Des Moines, where it all started 25 years ago (that might be what's shown in the photo. Or it could be something else).
Enjoy refreshments and entertainment, and learn about the founding of Iowa Shares and how this federation has supported member organizations that directly serve Iowans and our communities. Guests of honor include Iowa Shares founders and supporters, Kathleen McQuilan and Denise Stowman.
Iowa Shares added 2 new photos.Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 2:05pm
We are not making this up!!! For ten years, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), just awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, has been working with advocates around the world to advocate for an international ban. The United Nations adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on July 7, 2017 and it opened for signatures on September 20.
Health professionals from PHYSICIANS for SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY worked with the ICAN to present scientific data on the medical consequences of nuclear weapons at a series of international conferences, multilateral forums, and during treaty negotiations. PSR fielded a team of citizen-lobbyists to the United Nations to support the treaty in October, 2016, and March and June, 2017. This effort helped to pave the way for the treaty's creation and adoption.
DINE OUT - DO GOOD for GIRLS! Eat out at one of our participating restaurants on Tuesday, October 10 and help us celebrate our 10th anniversary! Portions of restaurant proceeds with be donated to GOTR!